Kevin Burke is the founder and Managing Partner of Trinity Capital and under his leadership the firm has completed more than $20 billion in mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings and financing transactions since its inception in 2000.
A trained economist (BS, Old Dominion University; MBA, College of William and Mary), Mr. Burke is a popular speaker on a variety of subjects, including investment banking and market analysis, the restaurant industry, franchising and the economy (he is an adjunct professor at the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary). His industry acknowledged restaurant and economic expertise makes him a frequent consultant and spokesman in trade publications and the general media.
As Managing Partner, Mr. Burke has overseen the development of an impressive roster of clients for Trinity Capital including Yum! Brands and its subsidiaries like Taco Bell Corp.; and Ready Pac Foods Inc., and Eddy Packing Co. Inc. Private-equity clients with multiple engagements with Trinity include: Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs Private Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
Prior to founding Trinity Capital, Mr. Burke was Executive Vice President of Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company (Nasdaq: FMAX), where he was responsible for Capital Markets Administration, securitization, investor relations, loan syndication, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Burke was instrumental in developing and broadening the $12 billion franchise loan securitization market on Wall Street.
Before joining FMAC, Mr. Burke was an investment banker in New York, financing private and public corporations and state and local governments nationwide. He began his career as an investment banker with Dillon, Read & Co. and later joined L.F. Rothschild. Thereafter, he became a Director and Regional Manager for Prudential Securities.
Currently, Mr. Burke sits on the boards of several non-profit, public service and corporate entities. He lives in Los Angeles with his three children.