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Vets @ Work
Vets @ Work

General (Ret.) Petraeus Joins Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Fair Event

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In 2011, KKR launched Vets@Work, an initiative aimed at recruiting and hiring veterans across our private equity portfolio companies. To date, KKR’s participating Vets@Work companies have hired close to 26,000 veterans and our shared commitment to this initiative only continues to grow.

In the last three years 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 private equity portfolio companies, which together employ more than 900,000 people across a range of industries.

KKR is proud of the U.S. veterans working at the Firm and at KKR Capstone 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.

Read the press release "KKR Announces Vets@Work"

Vets @ KKR

Todd Cooper

David H. Petraeus

Chairman of the KKR Global Institute
Scott Cullerton

Jim Connolly

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
Todd Cooper

Todd Cooper

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: KKR Capstone
Scott Cullerton

Scott Cullerton

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
Joe Pagano

Joe Pagano

Branch: U.S. Marine Corps 1972-1977 / U.S. Army 1979-1983
Highest Rank Achieved: Sergeant E-6
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
Jean Park

Jean Park

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
Paul E. Raether

Paul E. Raether

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: Private Equity, Head of Portfolio Management Committee, Member of Management Committee and Investment Committee.
Michaelangelo Robles

Michaelangelo Robles

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
Steve Schepps

Steve Schepps

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