Kenny Finkelstein, CA, is the Chief Executive Officer of Knight’s Bridge which he co-founded in November 2006. Mr. Finkelstein has a long and successful history of investing in, providing ongoing management, guidance and mentoring of portfolio entities, and delivering effective exit strategies.
Prior to founding Knight’s Bridge, Mr. Finkelstein co-founded and managed Gen-X Sports Inc., a diversified sporting goods company that owned multiple brands, including LAMAR, LTD Snowboards, Tommy Armour and Ram Golf, Tear Drop and Zebra Putters, Ultrawheels in-line skates, Hespeler hockey, and Volant Ski Company.
Mr. Finkelstein was also a co-founder of Lifestyle Brands Ltd., a company whose strategy was to acquire, for the purposes of creating a royalty stream, brands that needed revitalization. The brand portfolio included: AIRWALK, VISON STREET WEAR, LAMAR, LTD, RAGE, DUKES and ULTRAWHEELS. The company was successful in creating a significant royalty stream and was sold to Payless Shoes.
In the KBC Fund, Mr. Finkelstein implemented a licensing strategy while acquiring brands. He helped position these new brands as a strong and stable source of royalties, and created a successful brand portfolio with companies such as MARILYN MONROE, ELVIS PRESLEY, MUHAMMAD ALI, SPYDER, PRINCE, JUDITH LEIBER, and POLAROID. He also operated a successful internet fund, investing and advising companies such as TUBEMOGUL, BUDDY MEDIA, and LIFELOCK among others.
As CEO of Knight’s Bridge, Mr. Finkelstein, applies his extensive expertise in working closely with management of its portfolio companies, helping them formulate and meet proper targets and goals. Mr. Finkelstein has helped build a solid reputation for Knight’s Bridge, making it an organization that is known for being highly successful and proficient in identifying attractive acquisitions and investment opportunities.