Whether it is Stellenbosch, South Africa or Missoula, Montana, access to capital and financial counsel creates jobs, grows an economy, and creates a better life for individuals and communities. This is where Kim’s passion for financial advising began, with her work in lending and seeing firsthand how impactful financial guidance can be.
Kim was born and raised in Missoula and has extensive experience in banking and finance, including cofounding Bank of Montana, where she was also the senior credit officer and senior vice president. Prior to that experience, Kim served as an assistant vice president at Montana Business Capital Corporation, focusing on commercial lending, real estate development and economic development lending.
Kim also worked in South Africa, teaching entrepreneurial empowerment and microlending to Xhosa, Afrikaans and Zulu students at the University of Stellenbosch and in South African townships. Additionally, Kim’s professional experience includes working at the Gillette Corporation in its Latin American Global Business Development sector. Kim is president of the University of Washington’s 2012 class of the Pacific Coast Banking School and a Babson College Entrepreneurship graduate.
Kim currently works with the Montana Women’s Foundation and the Women’s Institute for Secure Retirement (WISER) to offer free four-week personal finance education to the community. Kim is often a guest instructor for Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs advanced courses at the University of Montana and served as a faculty member of the University of Washington’s Pacific Coast Banking School. She also recently co-chaired the Capital Campaign for Missoula’s Food Bank.
Kim is passionate about business, access to excellent education, women’s leadership advancement, financial education and living a life of passion and contribution.