Kevin Sheehan, Managing General Partner, Multiplier Capital

Kevin Sheehan is the Managing General Partner of Multiplier Capital, a private equity fund with offices in Washington, DC, New York and Los Angeles that was formed in 2012. Multiplier primarily makes senior secured loans to established, high growth companies backed by top-tier venture capital and private equity sponsors. Currently, Multiplier Capital manages over $230 million in investable capital, and emphasizes enterprise software, digital media and cyber security investments.

Prior to co-founding Multiplier Capital, Mr. Sheehan served from 2002 until 2011 as President & Chief Executive Officer of ORIX Venture Finance (“OVF”). OVF is affiliated with ORIX Corporation, Japan’s largest non-regulated finance company with approximately $50 billion in assets worldwide. Mr. Sheehan founded OVF in 2002, and during the years that he led the company, OVF executed approximately $1 billion in investments with strong returns.

Before joining ORIX, Mr. Sheehan was a corporate transactional attorney at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, focusing on mergers & acquisition work for financial institutions. He had a prior career in public service:

  • Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs in the U.S. Department of State from 1989 to 1992, with special responsibilities for administering the U.S. government’s security assistance and arms transfer program;
  • Infantry officer in the U.S. Army in the United States and Europe. Commanded infantry soldiers in West Berlin, Germany;
  • Law clerk to Judge Stanley Sporkin (U.S. District Court, District of Columbia); and
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Mr. Sheehan received a BS degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an AM and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, and a JD from Columbia University. He is a member of the bar of the states of New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia, and has been published in the areas of national security and law.

Mr. Sheehan is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Army-Navy Club of Washington, D.C. and the Harvard Club of New York, and has served as an advisor on the U.S Army’s Venture Capital Initiative. He is married to Julia Spicer, and currently resides in Washington, DC.