JK’s entrepreneurial experience and investment interests range from environmental and energy innovation to transformative health services and technologies. As Managing Director at Ithaka Partners, he advises entrepreneurs and their teams on business strategy and operations improvement. JK also serves as Chief Executive of Chelsea Clock, an American luxury goods company manufacturing in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, JK co-founded a startup in the health tech space and was a consultant with The Parthenon Group, in Boston and London, and with Ernst & Young in San Francisco.
JK received his B.A. in Philosophy at Duke University in 1989 and an M.B.A. from The Fuqua School of Business in 1996. He has served on the boards of private companies and not-for-profit organizations including The Boys & Girls Club of Chelsea, The Fenn School, The Nicholas School of the Environment, and Trinity College at Duke University.