Kristina (“Kris”) McDonough
Kris McDonough is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Kris is a Managing Director for Capital Growth Advisors, LLC. She is personally and professionally dedicated to improving the access of healthy, sustainable food. In 2014, she launched a financial advisory business within CapGrow that focuses on emerging healthy/sustainable restaurant brands in critical stages of growth and development by leveraging the firm’s collective capital markets and industry related expertise. She is an active student of sustainability and regenerative economics, and supports a variety of entrepreneurs focused on sustainability through consulting and business advisory.
Kris has more than 28 years of experience in the financial markets, corporate finance, capital raising, business development and strategy. Prior to joining CapGrow, Kris was instrumental in building out six multi-billion
dollar investment platforms, holding senior executive positions within the Alternative Investment Divisions of Bank of America, US Trust, HVB, Credit Suisse/DLJ, and Lipper & Company. Over her career, Kris has raised more than $8 billion in assets for a broad variety of alternative products and solutions, has been involved in the successful launch multiple investment products, and has worked with a number of public and private companies
on innovative capital markets solutions. She is a graduate of Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in Finance and Economics.
Since April 2015, Kris has volunteered as an invited participant in the Google Innovation Lab for Food Experiences. The Google Innovation Lab for Food Experiences is a global collaborative network for leading thinkers and doers in the food space that apply their knowledge and passion towards imagining and shaping the future of food.
Kris serves as a Member of the Steering Committee for Woman-Owned Greenwich (www.WomanOwnedGreenwich.com) a community-based organization designed to help women entrepreneurs grow and support their businesses.