John C. Hockin (Menlo Park) joined KKR in 2015 and leads the firm's public equity investment effort and works closely with all of the different investment teams and strategies across the firm. Previously, he was co-head of public equities at Golden Gate Capital from 2010-2015. Prior to Golden Gate, he spent fifteen years at J.H. Whitney & Co. where he devoted the first ten years to the private equity side of the business and the last five years to managing the Whitney Green River hedge fund. He started his career in the investment banking group at Morgan Stanley in New York. In college, he successfully launched and sold a baseball hat company called J&J Lids. He holds a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Arjay Miller Scholar).