John Kim is a Founder of the Karamaan Group, a long-term investing firm that takes ownership interests in public and private companies. Prior to founding Karamaan in 2008, John was at MSD Capital since 1998 and was a Partner from 2001 to 2008. He managed two portfolios - one focused on credit markets and one on equity markets. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard in 1995. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, Kara, and son, Samuel. The Kims are one of three founding families of Coram Deo: A House of Worship, Prayer and Entrepreneurship based in Midtown Manhattan.