She understands that entrepreneurship is vital to continued local, regional, and national economic health. And as the CEO at Circle Bank, Kim had a direct impact on the Bay Area community she served.
Using her keen analysis and leadership skills, she turned the once failed bank into a category leader. The bank was eventually sold for a premium to book value. Continuing her mission to increase access to capital for small businesses, she created the first hybrid-crowdfunding loan program which combined equity crowdfunding with traditional bank financing. At Destined Kim continues to advocate for entrepreneurs, their daily sacrifices and commitment inspire her to seek solutions to support their success.
With an accounting degree, and an MBA, Kim knew early on that she was destined for a career in finance. She is grateful for her family, enjoys traveling and any day at the beach.