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Since the launch of the Vets@Work program in 2011, KKR has deepened our relationships with existing participants by developing a series of tools and resources for our participating portfolio companies, including expert third-party advisors, and opportunities for our portfolio companies to share best practices with each other through facilitated semiannual group discussions and webinars.

The Vets@Work initiative highlights the extensive range of talents and leadership abilities veterans can bring to private sector employers. The initiative formalizes and strengthens KKR’s efforts to promote veteran-focused career development and support retention practices at our U.S.-based private equity portfolio companies. Since 2011, KKR’s participating Vets@Work companies have hired more than 50,200 veterans and military spouses.

KKR is proud of the U.S. veterans working at the Firm and at KKR Capstone[1] today. They include individuals who served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army, and they play key roles in KKR’s Vets@Work program.

[1] KKR Capstone is not an affiliate or subsidiary of KKR. Please see http://www.kkr.com/our-firm/kkr-capstone for additional disclosure regarding KKR Capstone.


David H. Petraeus

David H. Petraeus

Member, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute
Branch: US Army
Highest Rank Achieved: General
Service: 1974-2011
Military Experience: During his military career, General Petraeus served in Cold War Europe, the United States, Central America, Haiti, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In the decade that followed the 9/11 attacks, he was deployed for some 6-1/2 years, culminating his career with six straight commands, five of which were in combat.
Team: KKR Global Institute
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James Connolly

James Connolly

Director, Capital Markets
Branch: US Navy
Highest Rank Achieved: Lieutenant
Service: 1986-1994
Military Experience: Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Mission Commander; Squadrons: VP-6, VPU-2
Team: KKR Capital Markets
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Todd Cooper

Todd Cooper

Managing Director, KKR Capstone
Branch: US Army, Corps of Engineers
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain
Service: 1991-1996
Military Experience: Todd served as an Engineer officer in a number of leadership roles, including supporting Haitian reconstruction efforts.
Team: Head of Portfolio Management Committee, KKR Capstone
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Scott Cullerton

Scott Cullerton

Director, KKR Capital Solutions Group
Branch: US Navy, Surface Warfare Officer / Special Boat Unit
Highest Rank Achieved: Lieutenant
Service: 1998-2002
Military Experience: Scott was twice deployed to the Persian Gulf where he conducted Maritime Interdiction Operations from the USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in support of the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program with Iraq and conducted Special Boat Unit operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Team: KKR Capital Markets
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Joe Pagano

Joe Pagano

Security
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps 1972-1977 / U.S. Army 1979-1983
Highest Rank Achieved: Sergeant E-6
Service: 
Military Experience: Joe served as a Marine in support of Operation Eagle Pull and Operation Frequent Wind during the final days of the Vietnam War from 1972-1977. He also served in the Army as a miliary advisor in Jordan from 1979-1983.
Team: Security Professional
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Jean Park

Jean K. Park

Principal, KKR Capstone
Branch: U.S. Army, Signal Corps
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain
Service: 2002-2006
Military Experience: Jean served as a Communications Officer in various leadership roles and deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom I & III.
Team: KKR Capstone
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Paul E. Raether

Paul E. Raether

Member & Head of Portfolio Management Committee
Branch: US Navy
Highest Rank Achieved: Lieutenant (junior grade)
Service: 1968-1971
Military Experience: Paul was a Deck Officer on various ships and served in the combat zone in the Vietnam War.
Team: Head of Portfolio Management Committee, Member of Management Committee and Investment Committee., Private Equity
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Michaelangelo Robles

Michaelangelo Robles

Information Technology and Services
Branch: Marine Corps.
Highest Rank Achieved: Corporal
Service: 1988-1992
Military Experience: Mike served as a Field Wireman in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, providing Joint Services Communications Support in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Team: Information Technology
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Steve Schepps

Steve Schepps

Director, KKR Capstone
Branch: US Air Force
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain
Service: 1987-1996
Military Experience: Steve was a C-141 Aircraft Commander, a T-1 Instructor Pilot, and an Airlift Control Squadron Operations Officer. During his time of service he flew missions in support of combat operations during both Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm.
Team: KKR Capstone
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