Investment Team
Kevin Mundt

Managing Director, President/Vestar Resources

Kevin is a Managing Director at Vestar, and is President of the Vestar Resources group.  Before joining the firm in 2004, Kevin spent 23 years as a strategy and operations consultant specializing in consumer products, retailing and multi-point distribution, as well as healthcare and industrial marketing.  For 11 of those years, Kevin was a strategic adviser to Vestar, and served on the boards of several Vestar portfolio companies.  Kevin is currently a director of Simple Mills, IRI, Nonni’s, Edward Don, Roland Foods, and Woodstream.

Kevin began his consulting career at Bain and Company, and went on from there to co-found Corporate Decisions, Inc.  When that firm was acquired by Marsh and McLennan, Kevin became a Managing Director of Marsh and McLennan’s financial consulting arm, Mercer Oliver Wyman.

Kevin holds a BA from Brown University, where he is a Trustee Emeriti, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the recent hate crimes and incidents against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including the attack on Vilma Kari are only the latest examples of centuries of racism, brutality, and discrimination against BIPOC people in our country. These events cannot be tolerated. Nor can they be observed in silence. They go against everything we stand for as individuals and as a firm, and they demand a response.

Vestar stands with those who fight against social injustice and condemns the prejudice and inhumanity so brutally demonstrated and clearly witnessed. We have always strived to do the right thing in our everyday business activities, but we realize now that isn’t enough, and we are committed to listening, learning, and doing more.

All of us at Vestar are recommitting to taking steps to effect permanent change. Beyond our longer-term commitments, Vestar has taken immediate steps to make changes within our own operations, including:

i.) Establishing the Equity, Inclusion and Community (“EIC”) Committee, which seeks to promote and provide ongoing educational resources and regular events on topics of anti-racism, equality, and social justice for all employees

ii.) Providing all employees with unconscious bias training

iii.) Conducting anonymous internal surveys to assess employee perceptions of the inclusivity of our culture

iv.) Improving our recruitment and retention initiatives by expanding our pipeline of candidates, conducting off-cycle hiring, and partnering with groups like SEO, a non-profit that provides educational and career programs to underserved and/or under-represented young people, to connect us with talented undergraduates for internships at our firm