Maria Gotsch President & CEO
New York City Investment Fund
Maria G. Gotsch is President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Investment Fund (www.nycif.org). The Fund, which has raised over $100 million, has built a network of top experts from the investment and corporate communities who help identify and support New York City's most promising entrepreneurs in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. The Fund will invest in most industry sectors and at any stage of business development. It also provides financing for projects that contribute to the economic renewal of blighted areas and alleviation of poverty. The Fund is the vision of Henry R. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., who serves as its Founding Chairman. Russell L. Carson, General Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, and Richard M. Cashin, Managing Partner of One Equity Partners, serve as the Fund's co-chairmen.
Prior to joining the Fund in 1999, Maria was a Managing Director at BT Wolfensohn (now part of Deutsche Bank), providing strategic and financial advice related to mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and the development of business strategies. Before starting with Wolfensohn, Maria worked at LaSalle Partners in the New York area and for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in New York and London. Maria has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Wellesley College. She was also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to study international relations at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva, Switzerland.
Maria also serves as the board chair of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (children's literacy non-profit) and is on the advisory boards of ProPublica (investigative journalism non-profit) and Wall Street Without Walls (advisory services for community development).
About The New York City Investment Fund
The New York City Investment Fund is a private fund with a civic mission. The fund was the vision of Henry R. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., who serves as its Founding Chairman. His goal was to mobilize the city's financial and business leaders to help build a stronger and more diversified local economy. To that end, the Fund has built a network of top experts from the investment and corporate communities who help identify and support New York City's most promising entrepreneurs in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.