Judge, 2012 Global Finals
Michael Kim is the founder and Managing Partner of Cendana Capital, and Senior Advisor at Rustic Canyon Partners. Previously, Mr. Kim worked for Accelerator Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley’s Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Chase Manhattan Bank, and IBM. Mr. Kim is a member of the LP Advisory Committees of IA Ventures, PivotNorth Capital, and Freestyle Capital, and served on the boards of a number of venture-backed companies and organizations such as Lead21 and the Pacific Research Institute. He is a Trustee of the Asian Art Museum Foundation, where he serves on the Investment Committee. From 2004 to 2009, he served as a Trustee of the $16 billion San Francisco Employee Retirement System, where he was the Chairman of the Investment Committee and the President of the Board. Mr. Kim received a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.