Kiddar Capital Announces New Hires, Promotions
“Expanded Team of Special Operators” Will Drive Company Growth, Investment
FALLS CHURCH, VA / FEBRUARY 12, 2018 — Washington, D.C. investor Todd Hitt announced today that his global alternative asset management firm Kiddar Capital has elevated current staff and added personnel to help manage its more than $1 billion in assets and investments.
“I started this company a decade ago to hedge my personal investment profile. I didn’t think it would turn into more than that,” said Hitt. “But after 10 years, Kiddar Capital has blossomed into something far broader, highly differentiated, and extremely valuable. This expanded team of special operators will allow Kiddar Capital to capitalize on new opportunities, accelerate existing deals, and expand into new areas.”
Reflecting the firm’s rapid growth, Kiddar Capital will also launch a new website, kiddar.com, this week.
“This is the dawn of expansion economics. With a more competitive tax code and a move toward a less intrusive regulatory system, we believe the economy’s beginning to be uncorked,” Hitt explained. “At Kiddar, we’re primed for growth. If policymakers can address our country’s labor shortage and agree to creative ways to finance infrastructure investment, we see nowhere for the economy to go but up.”
Abbey Slitor, who previously served as Kiddar Capital’s director of marketing, has been elevated to chief of staff. Slitor will oversee daily operations and long-term strategic development. An entrepreneur herself, in 2011 Slitor launched Social Market, a full-service communications consulting firm that worked with clients in real estate, venture capital, and technology startups. Slitor came to Kiddar with more than ten years of experience working in communications for these sectors.
Carlos Merizalde has been brought on to oversee investor relations. He will define private investors’ long-term strategic goals, build key investor relationships, and raise capital for strategic projects. Merizalde studied engineering in economic and financial sciences at the National Polytechnic School of Quito, Ecuador, before immigrating to the United States in 2002. He worked in the luxury fashion and retail industry, moving from stock associate to general manager of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, one of Italy’s most famous family-owned luxury fashion companies.
William Akridge will bring his background in startup enterprises and early-stage investing to Kiddar Capital as managing director of its Venture Group. Akridge comes to Kiddar from Cyclops Family Partnership, where he led the early-stage investment team. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree from University of California at Davis and is a native of the Washington, D.C. area. Akridge Company is a leading real estate developer and property management firm in Washington, D.C.
Kathryn Darling and Aidan Hitt will serve as co-directors of marketing. Darling, a graduate of the College of William and Mary, previously served as Kiddar Capital’s content coordinator. Hitt, a graduate of Smith College where she was a varsity soccer player, is a former sales manager with Hilton Orlando. Darling and Hitt will manage a variety of areas, including business development, communications, and brand management.