Founder & Managing Member, OZI
Kyle spent his prior career in economic development with a regional Economic Development Council. Here, he built passion for helping communities grow their wealth and expand their opportunities. During his time with the Thurston EDC, Kyle served as the Recruitment Committee Chair where he aligned public and private sector interests that resulted in the successful recruitment of over $100 million of investment that generated over 2,000 jobs in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. When it came time to identify Opportunity Zones in Washington State, Kyle worked directly with the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Governor’s Office to identify and submit Qualified Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Through this process, Kyle became a recognized expert in Opportunity Zones and built the OZI platform to pair capital with quality Opportunity Zone investments.
Kyle currently sits on the Olympia Downtown Alliance Board of Directors and serves as their Chair of Economic Vitality. Kyle graduated from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Business & Economics and a minor focus on Urban Planning and Political Science. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid soccer player who plays for, and helps manage, the Oly Town Artesians, an amateur semi-pro soccer team located in Olympia Washington.