Mr. Kinard is a vice president in Harris Williams & Co.'s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Group. He has extensive advisory and operational experience in the aerospace and defense industry, with transactional expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. Mr. Kinard has also advised public and private companies across industries including energy and power, transportation and logistics, consumer products, industrial services, and advanced manufacturing. Prior to joining Harris Williams & Co., Mr. Kinard worked in the Investment Banking Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. and served as a Submarine Officer in the United States Navy.
Mr. Kinard earned an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. While at Darden, he received the William Michael Shermet Award, the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, and was chosen by his classmates to be the commencement speaker. Mr. Kinard earned a B.S. with Distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with a concentration in finance. Mr. Kinard lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.