Stewart Kohl, co-CEO of global private equity firm The Riverside Company, answers questions from the CFE community. Networking to follow.
The second CFE event of 2021 will feature a Zoom Q&A with Stewart Kohl.
Submit your questions for Mr. Kohl in advance to CFE Sponsor Eric Schwarz at SchwarzE@cptoh.com.
As always. 30 minutes of networking in breakout rooms will follow the discussion.
With your RSVP you will receive the Zoom meeting link on the confirmation page, as well as in a confirmation email.
Remember to submit your questions for Mr. Kohl in email to Eric Schwarz at email@example.com.
The Riverside Company's mission is to create value. Our edge is in our global scale and talent coupled with a unique ability to deploy carefully aligned financial and intellectual capital. We invest with care and responsibility, bringing decades of experience, specialized industry expertise and a growth-first philosophy.
We are committed to seeking positive outcomes for investors, companies and communities. We follow the Golden Rule and leave great references in our wake. We partner with businesses, aiming to make them quantifiably bigger and fundamentally better. We serve our investors first without compromising our values, working to improve environmental, social and corporate governance across our portfolio.
We embrace meritocracy, collaboration and ethical conduct as foundational principles. We mentor and invest in top talent to enable people to grow their careers and have a great life. We work every day to be the most effective private investment firm in the world.
Stewart Kohl was born and raised in Leonia, New Jersey. He studied economics and government at Oberlin College, graduating in 1977.
Kohl joined The Riverside Company as Co-CEO with Co-CEO Béla Szigethy in 1993.
Prior to joining The Riverside Company, Kohl was a vice president at Citicorp Venture Capital, the private equity arm of Citibank. Before joining Citicorp Venture Capital, Kohl was chief operating officer for National Cooperative Business Association in Washington, D.C.
Kohl was inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in 2009. He and Szigethy won Mergers & Acquisitions’ M&A Mid-Market Award for Dealmakers of the Year in 2013. Kohl was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame in 2014. He earned the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio George S. Dively Entrepreneurship Award in 2018.
Kohl has served on Cleveland Clinic's Board of Directors since 2013, currently serving on the Philanthropy Committee as Vice Chair. He is an Honorary Trustee of Oberlin College and Co-Chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
Kohl is a founder of VeloSano, an annual charity cycling event that has raised more than $21 million for research at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute since 2014.
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