Professional Staff

Kirby Francis, CFA

Investment Manager Research

Kirby joined RVK as an Investment Analyst in 2012 and is located in our Portland office. He was promoted to Manager Research Analyst in 2014, to a senior-level analyst in 2016, and to Manager Research Consultant in 2017. He is a member of RVK’s alternatives research team and is involved in sourcing and conducting due diligence on private equity and private real assets investment opportunities. Kirby also provides private markets research and education to RVK’s clients and consulting teams.

Kirby previously worked as a Business Operations Analyst for a venture-backed startup. His responsibilities included developing pro forma sales and financial models and providing business intelligence to the executive and sales teams.

Kirby received a BS degree with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Portland. Kirby is a shareholder of the firm.