David Kirkpatrick is Managing Director and co-founder of SJF Ventures, with offices in Durham, NC, New York City, and San Francisco. SJF is a growth equity firm founded in 1999. David has helped lead SJF’s capitalization of three funds, with the most recent fund, SJF Ventures III, LP, being recognized as the first national Impact Investment SBIC. SJF Ventures has invested in 35 portfolio companies and focuses on recycling & reuse, resource efficiency, food safety, intelligent infrastructure, health and education IT companies. David earned a BA in Physics and History from Duke University in 1982 and an MBA from UNC Kenan Flagler Business School (KFBS) in 1991. He was named KFBS Executive MBA Alumni of the Year in 2010.