OUR PEOPLE

Chief Executive Officer

John Kralik

JKV Capital is led by its founder and CEO, John Kralik, an experienced leader in the real estate industry. In 2009, John joined Pintar Investment Company, a local real estate firm focused residential housing. Under John’s leadership as President, John successfully oversaw all operational and investment aspects of the firm, including all acquisitions, dispositions and management of funds.

Over his career, John has invested nearly $1 billion of capital with private investors, John has successfully acquired and managed over 5,000 off-market, bank-owned properties and executed over 5,000 SFR asset acquisition transactions. From 2012-2014 John successfully invested funds in excess of $500M on behalf of institutional clients including Colony Capital, KKR Beazer, and Goldman Sachs into the distressed SFR rental sector in Southern California and Nevada. John, on behalf of these institutional partners oversaw all operational and investment aspects of the relationship including acquisition, construction, and management.

John graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and is an active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). John and his wife Alexis reside in Newport Beach are active in various local Orange County charities.

Managing Director/Partner

Nick Smith

Mr. Smith is a Partner and Managing Director with JKV Capital, LLC where he leads capital raising, investor communications and financial reporting. Prior to joining JKV Capital, Mr. Smith led private equity deal sourcing for a private investment group comprised of high-net-worth investors and family offices. Mr. Smith previously led business development for Angelo, Gordon & Co., an alternative investment firm managing over $30 billion in assets in New York. Mr. Smith’s focus was on acquiring office and industrial real estate with sub-investment grade credit tenants through a series of Investment Funds. He also worked as an Associate at McColl Partners, a middle-market investment bank, advising business owners and shareholders in M&A and private capitalizations. Mr. Smith has industry experience in consumer products and services, defense, retail, business services, distribution, healthcare, industrial manufacturing and real estate. Mr. Smith has also co-founded a technology start-up for busy professionals and began his career in commercial banking. Mr. Smith graduated Louisiana State University with a BS and MS in International Trade and Economics and earned his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Cara, are active in various charities, have too many dogs and look forward to the birth of their first child late 2018.

Partner

Brent Leffel

Brent is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Equity 38, a private equity firm focused on investing in the consumer facing health, wellness, active lifestyle and outdoor sector. He was previously President of New Evolution Ventures (NEV) from 2010-2017, a private equity backed holding company focused exclusively on the health and fitness industry. During his tenure at NEV, Brent was responsible for business development, M&A and capital raising activities for the platform, which encompassed eight business with operations in over 10 countries. He was previously a Managing Director in the Special Situations / Private Equity Group of Angelo, Gordon & Co., Vice President of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking and Associate of Quad-C Management. Brent started his careers as an Analyst and Associated in the Financial Sponsor Group of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities (now Banc of America Securities). He holds a BS in Finance from Ithaca College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Brent is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and resides in Newport Beach, CA with his wife and daughter.

Partner

Romir Bosu

Romir founded Compushare in 1995. Bosu over saw all aspects of the rapidly growing company, including strategic management of product development, key client relations and the company’s overall direction, service delivery and finance.

Under Bosu’s leadership the company expanded its market reach to community based financial institutions nationwide. With over 1,000 clients, his company stood alone as the only financial services technology provider with dominant market share across the United States.

Never taking any outside capital, the company remained profitable during its history and continued to expand with robust organic growth and a disciplined acquisition strategy. Compushare made seven strategic acquisitions, which not only grew the client base, but also filled strategic elements of the Compushare product portfolio and built the most comprehensive Financial Technology Management Company of its kind.

Compushare launched C3, the first and only cloud-computing platform tailored to the Community Financial Services Industry. Community financial institutions quickly recognized the value of C3 resulting in four years of 50%+ compounded annual EBITDA growth from 2009 to 2012. In April 2012, D+H of Toronto, Canada purchased a minority interest in Compushare and a call option on the remaining shares. In January 2013, D+H and Compushare negotiated an early exercise of the option on the remaining shares. D+H realized an IRR of 35% on their initial investment in just nine months. Bosu also served on the U.S. Advisory Board for D+H.

In July 2013, D+H purchased Harland Financial Solutions of Orlando, FL for $1.2 Billion where Bosu played an instrumental role in the due diligence as well as the organization integration into D+H. In 2014, Bosu formed Nadavon Capital Partners to make strategic investments in the Financial Technology sector. He serves as the Chairman of Accume Partners, a national provider of Cyber Security and GRC solutions as well as Club Speed, the world’s leading cloud based software for activity centers. Bosu currently serves on the board of Capsilon, a leading innovator in the mortgage software industry as well as Pacific Mercantile Bank, a publicly traded financial institution.

Mr. Bosu has served on the board of the Association for Financial Technology, and often speaks to groups of community financial institution executives on cyber security, technology and regulatory compliance. Bosu has also served on the board of Caneum, Inc., a global provider of business process and information technology outsourcing services.Mr. Bosu enjoys snowboarding and golf, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Romir currently resides in Laguna Beach, California with his three children.

Partner

Martin Hubbard

Martin Hubbard is the principal of the Core Group, a California based leadership consulting organization that works extensively with CEO’s and other business leaders to enhance their professional effectiveness and to create tangible and sustainable results within their organizations.