Fairview Capital, a prolific investor in venture capital funds, has promoted Kwesi Quaye to partner.
Quaye, who joined Fairview in 2017, is based in its headquarters in West Hartford, Connecticut. Before joining the fund of funds manager, he was an investment officer at the Cook County Pension Fund. He also spent time with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he served as a senior transaction advisory associate.
“Kwesi has been a tireless contributor to all things at Fairview and is a passionate advocate for our firm, our values, and our community,” Fairview managing partner Kola Olofinboba said in a statement. “We look forward to many more years of working with him as we strive to continue to deliver exceptional results to our clients.”
Fairview co-founder JoAnn Price, who was named a Woman of Influence in Private Markets by Venture Capital Journal in 2021, said, “Kwesi is an integral part of our team, where his deep expertise and command of data, insights, and analytics helps drive our successful approach to investing.”
Founded nearly 30 years ago, Fairview Capital is one of the largest minority-owned investment management firms in the US, with over $10 billion under management since inception. To date, the firm has deployed 12 venture capital funds of funds and has invested in more than 200 venture funds.
In March 2022, Fairview, the Ford Foundation and Visa Foundation announced a partnership and “expanded financial commitment to the Fairview Foundations Emerging Managers Fund which invests in funds and direct co-investments backed by diverse and women-owned venture capital and private equity firms.”