Kia Kavoosi is a Director in the impact investing team at Social Finance. In this role, he partners with private, public and social sector organizations to improve measurable outcomes for underserved and low-income populations by utilizing innovative financing models, especially in the areas of employment and workforce development.
Prior to joining Social Finance, Kia worked in the social finance & impact investing team at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. At MaRS, Kia advised on impact investments and structured outcomes-based transactions for governments, foundations, corporations and institutional investors across Canada and globally. He also supported venture capital investments into early-stage companies with a strong social impact and financial return potential.
Kia started his career in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Group, and subsequently moved into private equity investing at Next Capital (formerly Macquarie Direct Investment). In these roles, he developed his investment and operational management experience across the retail, food & beverage, and industrials sectors. Kia has also worked closely with early-stage ventures in the legal tech, nanotech and medtech sectors. He has work experience in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Cameroon.