This episode features a conversation with David Kim ’88, Co-founder & CEO of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation & Partner and Co-Head of the Investor Relations Team at Apax.
Apax is a private equity firm with $60 billion in assets under management. David, Along with his wife, is also the Co-founder & CEO of Children of Fallen Patriots, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships to military children who have lost a parent to combat or training.
On this episode, David discusses what it takes to work a full-time job and run an impactful charity, why you shouldn’t try to be all things to all people, and how to keep the same level of satisfaction and camaraderie in your post-service life.
(02:12) Why David went to West Point
(06:20) Jumping headfirst into the private equity world
(17:15) How David thinks about career progression
(20:40) The founding story behind Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
(22:00) The success behind the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
(25:00) How to have a day-job and start a non-profit organization
(27:20) The skill set overlap between Apax and Children of the Fallen Patriots Foundation
(31:20) SOP—Standard Operating Procedure
(37:10) What David currently focuses on
(39:40) Giving Back