Kingston is the Chief Financial Officer and Investment Principal for a San Francisco based private equity firm whose affiliates manage $1.8B in assets. He has invested in five restaurant/bars and lounges in San Francisco and Oakland, serving as the accountant or overseeing strategy & operation for 2 of the venue. Kingston has previously worked in Business Practices at Oracle, and began his career as an auditor at KPMG. He was introduced to the food & beverage business two decades ago as an event producer for weekly parties, attracting crowds of up to 800+. Kingston graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and earned an Masters in Business Administration from UC Berkeley. He is also a licensed CPA.
Lily most recently managed Strategy and National Growth for Caviar, a premium food delivery service acquired by Square, Inc. operating in 18 cities. She lead new market expansion and supported growth of existing cities on restaurant, customer, operations, and product initiatives. Lily previously worked in corporate finance at Apple and was the Manager of Restaurant Relations for the non-profit organization Project by Project, partnering with local restaurants to host an annual food and wine benefit in SF. Lily graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and is currently pursuing her MBA at Harvard Business School (graduating May 2018).