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Jon Kaiden

BA '88

Managing Director
Sopris Capital Associates (New York, NY)


Jon Kaiden is a principal and founding member of Sopris Capital, a private equity firm focusing on middle market investments in the healthcare and IT services industries. Before forming Sopris Capital in early 2002, Mr. Kaiden spent a number of years as an investment banker (Merrill Lynch, Cowen, Josephthal) focusing on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions for healthcare and technology companies. Prior to receiving his MBA, he practiced corporate and securities law at the New York law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.


Jon graduated from Cornell in 1988 with a degree in government. He received his MBA., with honors, phi beta kappa, from Columbia Business School in 1996, and a J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 1991.

Board Affiliations

His current Board responsibilities include Enhanced Capital Partners, Inc., SRS Software, Inc., Planet Payment, Inc., Mountain Temp Services LLC, Health Data Solutions Corp. and Nurses in Partnership, Inc.