Kathryn A. Hall is CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hall Capital Partners, which she founded in 1994. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee. Previously, Hall was a general partner of Laurel Arbitrage Partners, a risk arbitrage investment partnership that she founded in 1989. Prior to that, she was a general partner of HFS Management Partners (predecessor to Farallon Capital Partners), HFS Partners I, and Hellman & Friedman. Hall began her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked in both the risk arbitrage and mergers and acquisitions departments.
Currently, Hall is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and is a member of the Federal Reserve Banks’s 12th District Economic Advisory Council. Additionally, she is a member of the investment committees of the Smithsonian Institution, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and serves on the Board of Directors of NextGen Climate Action, NextGen Climate America, and The San Jose Earthquakes, a professional major league soccer team.
Previously, she served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO) from 2008 to 2011 and as a director from 1998 to 2011. She also served on the boards of Juma Ventures, Larkin Street Youth Center, Mills College, San Francisco Ballet Association, San Francisco Day School, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Stanford Management Company, Thacher School, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as well as the board and investment committee of the UCSF Foundation. Additionally, she was a director of the American Century Mountain View Funds from 2002 to 2007.
Hall earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.