Kyung Kim

SVP, Franchise Platforms
Email: kyung@avanacapital.com

Kyung Kim has been working in financial services for fourteen years. Currently, Kyung is the Senior Vice President at AVANA Capital and is responsible for expanding AVANA’s offerings in the various franchise sectors and other strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining AVANA, Kyung worked at GE Capital, developing strategic partnerships with restaurant franchisors as well as leading the company’s M&A and strategic planning efforts.

Kyung holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Quantitative Economics and Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Typical Kyung: Kyung loves spending time with his wife and 2 boys. From hiking to Xbox to miniature golf, they try to do everything as a family. Typically, the weekend is spent cheering on his kids at flag football games and playing tennis. And during football season, he spends Sundays yelling at the TV and his underperforming fantasy football team.

Past Itineraries: Hiking at the Grand Canyon and Bryce National Park, skiing at Mammoth, then finishing up in Las Vegas.

Next Must Do Trip: Maldives

Passionate About: Family, health & fitness, supporting our military, helping to eradicate cancer, and the intricacies of the West Coast Offense.

Guilty Pleasure: BBQ…from Texas brisket to Korean short ribs, he loves smoked or grilled meat.

Personal Motto: “Character is what happens when life scratches itself onto your soul.”

Favorite Quote: “There are no points for second place.” – Viper in Top Gun (1986)