Joan B. Lavin (New York) is KKR's Chief Talent Officer and joined the firm in 2010. Previously, Ms. Lavin ran her own Executive Coaching Practice in Europe from 2006-2009, providing one-on-one leadership coaching to senior executives and high-potential business leaders to increase their individual effectiveness in leading businesses and teams. Prior to running her own business, Ms. Lavin was vice president of the Goldman Sachs Pine Street executive leadership development group in New York. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Baruch College in New York, is a certified Executive Coach, and is licensed in numerous psychometric assessments.