Todd Fisher

Managing Director, Scalable Solutions

Todd Fisher is Managing Director Scalable Solutions at Year Up, a not for profit focused on closing the opportunity divide by providing urban young adults the skills, experience and support necessary to procure professional careers.  Following a 30 year career in the finance and investment industry as an investor and senior manager, Todd decided to shift his focus to a second career focused on social impact and economic mobility. He spent 2018 as a Fellow in Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI), a one year program which transitions individuals with at least 25 years of leadership achievements to new careers solving significant societal problems.

Prior to ALI, Todd was a Partner and Global Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) in New York, a global investment firm specializing in private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure and credit strategies.  Fisher joined KKR as a private equity investor in San Francisco in 1993 and became a founding member of KKR’s European private equity business, living in London between 1999 and 2010.  As CAO from 2008 until his retirement at the end of 2017, he built and was responsible for all business operations functions at this 1,250 person, $17 billion public company (finance, legal, IT, HR, public affairs, risk, budgeting and strategy).  In addition, he founded, built and oversaw the firm’s real estate investment business from 2011-2017 (over $7 billion in AUM). He chaired KKR’s Management Committee and Risk Committee and sat on the firm’s Real Estate Investment and Portfolio Committees. Prior to KKR, he worked for Goldman Sachs in NY and Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles.

Todd holds a BA in Biology from Brown University, an MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.  He is currently a Trustee of Brown University, Chairman of the Board of Advisors of SAIS, a member of the boards of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc, and New Visions for Public Schools, as well as a member of various committees of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.  He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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