October 4, 2018

Suzanne Yoon

Author National Philanthropic Trust

Suzanne Yoon is a recognized private equity investment executive with over 25 years of experience investing in and advising middle market companies. Throughout her career she has led, sourced and closed over $3B of middle market deals and advised on global restructurings totaling over $10B in asset value.


Suzanne currently serves as Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. She launched Kinzie in 2017 as part of her long-standing vision to advance the use of technology and innovation to help companies unlock value. In 2020, Kinzie was recognized by the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN) as the North American Female Founded Firm of the Year. Prior to Kinzie, Suzanne held executive positions with Versa Capital Management, CIT Group and LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO.


As an active member of the business and civic communities and a champion for diversity initiatives, she serves on several private company and philanthropic boards including the Chicago Bears’ first-ever Women’s Advisory Board, Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, The Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. She also serves on the Steering Committee for PEWIN and is active with the Women’s Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE). Suzanne has earned extensive professional accolades from many organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Mergers & Acquisitions and Chicago United.


A Chicago native, Suzanne lives in the city with her husband and three children. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Iowa and is an Executive Scholar of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.