Pushing to Rethink

Neil Malik, founder and CEO of K-1 Investment Management, discusses how Sponsors For Educational Opportunity (SEO), a non-profit dedicated to engaging individuals that have historically been underrepresented in the financial services sector, helped launch his career in private equity.

As the private equity industry places increased focus on diversity and inclusion efforts, Neil explains how K-1’s culture allows the firm to recruit individuals without ‘traditional’ private equity resumes. He also discusses the importance of voter participation and what K-1 is doing to encourage their team to exercise the privilege of voting.

Lastly, Neil reflects on how a lesson from his old high school teacher still impacts him and K-1’s culture to this day.