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Kevin Vilkin


Career entrepreneur and cross-industry executive Kevin Vilkin has been a change making and disrupting force since age 18.

Known for launching Blue Mood Productions, a company dedicated to utilizing live music as a tool for social change, expanding in merely three years to 36 markets across the U.S. and Latin America. Proven experience in advising and investing in startups, family offices, and music festivals, including Jam Productions, ROAR, Mumford and Sons, Lollapalooza, and Madison House/AEG. Business and investment acumen resulting in a feature on the Forbes 30 under 30 list at age 25.

Since his success in music and entertainment, Vilkin has refocused his passion for engagement and organization towards impact and entrepreneurship. Vilkin is a member of the Global Leadership Council for Conservation International and as Vice President of Partnerships for GivePower, a non-profit founded by SolarCity/Tesla, with a mission to use clean energy technologies to deliver the most essential community services to the developing world. From 2015-2020 he has raised $10m+ in philanthropic capital and helped scale the organization from $1m a year annual budget with two employees to now over 35 employees and a $10 million budget in 2020.

As founding partner of Emergent Strategic Partners, a bespoke merchant bank, Kevin focuses on managing family office relationships, raising capital, and deal execution for a number of Forbes Family 100 offices and some of the fastest growing and impactful privately held companies in the world.

As Partner and Managing Director at Summit Series, focuses on partnerships, revenue, and talent procurement for Summit’s platform, globally. Catalyzes the genesis of positive impact and innovation through the stewardship of community, creativity and powerhouse ideas.

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