Henry Kaestner - “From Zero To A Billion"

Managing Principal, Sovereign's Capital, Los Gatos, CA

Topic:  “From Zero To A Billion:  Faith and Work Lessons Learned Along The Way”

Description:  Henry will share insights on faith and work lessons on culture, the glass ceilings that he and his partner needed to breakthrough as their company grew, reflections on seasons of both willfulness and faithfulness, sabbath rest, ministry in word and deed, maintaining control of their company in the midst of a public offering, what God has taught them about money, empowering employees, mistakes and victories in sharing faith with employees, partners, vendors and customers.

Bio: Henry Kaestner, Managing Principal, Sovereign's Capital, Los Gatos, CA – Sovereign’s Capital is a private equity and venture capital management company that invests in faith-driven entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and the US from its offices in Silicon Valley, Washington DC and Jakarta, Indonesia.  Prior to co-founding Sovereign's Capital, Henry was co-Founder and previous CEO, and then Chairman of Bandwidth.com (NASDAQ:BAND) and it’s sister company, Republic Wireless (which spun out of Bandwidth in 2016).  Together the companies have reached $0 to $300 million in revenue. The founding values of Bandwidth are: Faith, Family, Work and Fitness (in that order).  Prior to co-founding Bandwidth.com with David Morken, Henry founded Chapel Hill Brokers (a predecessor to ICAP Energy), an institutional energy derivatives broker that became the top-ranked electricity broker in the country.  Henry has also been involved in a number of ministry and philanthropic activities. He co-founded DurhamCares, Durham, NC, was a founding Board Member of Praxis, an accelerator committed to helping faith-driven entrepreneurs and sits on a variety of business and ministry boards including Valley Christian Schools where his 3 boys attend.  Henry is a member of the broader Church in the San Francisco Bay Area, attends Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA and serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America.  Henry lives in Los Gatos with his wife Kimberley and their three sons.

For more information see:  https://www.faithdrivenentrepreneur.org/henry-kaestner-bio