Kermit Cook (New York) joined KKR Capstone in 2007. He currently serves as Co-Head of KKR Capstone in the Americas, and is a member of KKR’s Portfolio Management Committees for Americas Private Equity and for Special Situations. Mr. Cook also leads KKR Capstone’s value creation efforts for KKR’s special situations and credit investing platforms. While at KKR Capstone, Mr. Cook has worked in New York, Sydney, Hong Kong and Menlo Park. He was based in Hong Kong and Sydney for over five years as he helped to develop KKR Capstone in Asia and Australia. Mr. Cook has worked with numerous KKR portfolio companies globally, including GenesisCare, Sundrop Farms, Bis Industries, Unisteel, US Foods, Education Management, Chembulk Tankers, Amedisys, and Cengage. Previously he worked for McKinsey & Company in Boston, and he taught high school physics in St. Louis with Teach for America. He holds a B.A. and B.E. from Dartmouth College, and an M.B.A. and M.A. Ed from Stanford University, where he graduated as the Henry Ford Scholar of the business school.