Otho Kerr, Partner
Otho Kerr is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of EKO Asset Management Partners. Prior to joining EKO, Otho was an Executive Director at Oppenheimer Asset Management. He has worked in the investment banking and asset management industries for over twenty years, having begun with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he worked in the Investment Banking Division. While at Goldman, Otho managed the U.S.'s first Rule 144A transaction, for British Aerospace. He later became Director and Head of the Corporate Finance Retail Industry Group at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (Deutsche Bank) where his most significant clients included The Home Depot, Toys-R-Us, Kmart, and Spiegel. Otho has a wealth of experience managing private placements and public offerings of debt and equity. He began his professional career as an attorney with the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Otho received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from The Harvard Law School. He was the first member of his class to receive the Dartmouth Alumni Award. Throughout his career, Otho has sought to merge his professional career with his interest in social justice. Otho was a co-founder of the Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship in Harlem. He was a fellow in the Rockefeller Foundation's Next Generation Leadership Program. He has served and serves on numerous not-for-profit boards.