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Kevin Kensinger was born and raised in Riverside, CA where he grew up playing baseball and football. After attaining his BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006, he attended Law School for two years in San Diego, CA. Deciding to take a year off in July of 2008, he learned quickly how to adapt in an ever-changing world.
That fall of 2008 the United States Great Recession began and shortly the entire developed global economy was in free fall. Hitting a crumbling job market with a two-year-old degree, Kevin took every job he could get, never one to sit idly by. Ultimately, he worked days in a BevMo and nights in the meat department of a Stater Brothers, for a year. He knows exactly what it's like to work for minimum wage, to work for a union with a 10 cent raise every 500 hours, to work two jobs and 15 hours a day, with no healthcare and no end in sight.
Eventually joining a Fortune 100 company at the time, MetLife Investors in 2010, Kevin began his career in investment finance working with Financial Advisors and their clients to better plan and invest for retirement. Finally leaving to join a start-up alternative investment firm, Kevin worked his way up in a company that now has near 5 billion dollars under management. As the National Product Manager for the flagship fund, he traveled the country, tirelessly helping ordinary folk and their advisors to find risk-adjusted returns in an ever volatile and changing economic landscape.
At present, Kevin has helped to directly raise millions of dollars in a variety of investment vehicles that have given him expertise across the economic spectrum. From renewable energy strategies, to commercial real estate, domestic middle market lending and global impact investing, he knows the landscape and can help the American Middle Class to grow and flourish.
Kevin lives in a little slice of paradise called Aliso Viejo, California with his beautiful wife, son and dog.