Kenneth H. Fearn
Kenneth H. Fearn is Founder and Managing Partner of Integrated Capital, LLC. Prior to founding Integrated Capital, LLC, Mr. Fearn was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Maritz, Wolff & Co., the primary activity of which was private equity real estate acquisition and development. Maritz, Wolff managed three private equity investment funds totaling $500 million in equity for the sole purpose of acquiring luxury resorts and hotels. Through this affiliation, Mr. Fearn was directly involved in more than $1 billion of hospitality acquisitions, including such renowned properties as the Four Seasons Aviara in San Diego, the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, the Fairmont in San Francisco, the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, and The Carlyle in New York.
Previously, Mr. Fearn was with McKinsey & Company, a strategy management consulting firm in Los Angeles. There, Mr. Fearn worked with Fortune 200 companies to address issues of profitability and develop business strategies. Prior to his involvement with McKinsey & Company he worked at JP Morgan & Company, a global investment banking firm in New York City, where he was involved with corporate mergers and acquisitions, and was an associate at Los Angeles based Capital Group Companies prior to attending business school.
Mr. Fearn received a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Fearn is also the co-author of a white paper entitled A Productive Inner City, Rebuilding Los Angeles' Competitiveness. The white paper examines economic development within the disadvantaged urban area of Los Angeles, and is the basis for work currently being conducted on "The Competitive Advantage of the Inner City" at Harvard Business School by Michael E. Porter, the Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration.
In October 2010, Mr. Fearn was nominated Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles ("CRA/LA") where he oversaw the multibillion dollar agency whose mission was to make strategic investments to create economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in the City of Los Angeles. He served in this capacity until March 2012. Mr. Fearn was appointed to the CRA/LA by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and approved by the Los Angeles City Council in October 2009. Under his guidance the agency was repositioned from an agency known for its bureaucracy into an organization with a laser focus on creating jobs and a streamlined the project approval process.
Mr. Fearn also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (where he is a member of the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee), the Board of Directors of Berger Bros. (a well established California construction company), and the Owner Advisory Council for Marriott International. Mr. Fearn is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (where he served as Chairman for the Santa Monica Bay Chapter), and he serves on the Board of Directors of Challengers Boys & Girls Club.