Being in the field, I’ve seen the need for impact investing and the change it can help make, day to day, for people who need better access to services and resources—from clean water to legal counsel.
Kelly Escobedo is Managing Director at Blue Haven Initiative, where she is responsible for overseeing the deployment of capital across the family office’s asset classes, from traditional equities and direct investments to real assets, such as real estate.
In addition to providing the family office with high-level project management direction and direct deal investment execution, Kelly oversees trust and estate management issues, property and risk management, real estate acquisition, insurance and human resources. In her role Kelly oversees all activities of the family office, including managing the relationships between Blue Haven and its peers, partners and employees as a “relationship quarterback.” At Blue Haven she is a go-to, get-it-done leader who has worked with Liesel Pritzker Simmons, its co-founder, since 2003.
In her time at Blue Haven, Kelly has traveled to Africa with the team looking for investment opportunities and solutions to problems on the ground, including waste management in Ghana. These travels have deepened her interest in and commitment to the field of impact investing.
Previously, Kelly worked in the claims department at Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, in Chicago.
Kelly attended Northern Illinois University where she studied Business Administration. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, Larry, and their daughter.
Impact investing across asset classes, in Kelly’s view, is work that requires attention to detail and a long-term commitment.