DIRK A. HALL

MANAGING DIRECTOR
CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, ADVISOR

Expertise:

  • Scaling Tech Ventures
  • Strategy

Sector Expertise:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology

Mr. Hall has the expertise of over 25 years of principal investing in venture capital and private equity, advising growth ventures and entrepreneurial companies, and operating innovative, high-growth companies.

Mr. Hall is Managing Director with Cyber Nation Central and serves as Co-Chief Investment Officer for the ecosystem’s investment platform. In his role, he formulates cybersecurity investment strategies, evaluates and structures investments, and partners with entrepreneurs to create value and realize their mission.

Mr. Hall also serves as CEO of KKT International, a medical technology company creating non-invasive treatments of chronic pain from back, neck and joint conditions. Mr. Hall has led the strategic repositioning and global expansion of KKT’s patented technology in more than 12 countries spanning North America, the Middle East, and Asia. Mr. Hall also serves as Co-Founder and Chairman of KKT MENA Holdings, a joint venture to launch KKT branded medical clinics in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mr. Hall is an Advisor to and formerly Managing Director and Head of Investments for Verus International, a private investment family office for the Khan family, which invests in VC, PE and real estate. On behalf of Verus, Mr. Hall led the multi-country negotiations and investment structuring to launch the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the second largest T20 cricket league globally, based in six countries in the Caribbean.

Prior to investing for Verus International, Mr. Hall was Managing Director of Prodos Capital Management, a private investment firm focused on lower middle market buyouts, growth stage investments, and advisory for companies in North America and Europe. At Prodos, Mr. Hall made investments and advised companies in a diverse range of industries, such as industrial manufacturing and technology-enabled services.

Mr. Hall discovered his passion for partnering with entrepreneurs as a Vice President at Citigroup Investments Technology Ventures, a $400 million corporate venture fund with over 40 portfolio companies focused on early stage investments in technology and health care companies. At Citigroup, Mr. Hall led the investment and/or Board oversight in over 10 portfolio companies.

Mr. Hall started his career as an investment banker in the Health Care and Global Energy and Power groups at Salomon Smith Barney. He completed over 45 investment banking financings and strategic advisory transactions valued over $4.0 billion.

Mr. Hall was born and raised in New York City. He lives in New York City with his wife and young twins. He is passionate about traveling the world to experience diverse cultures, learning personal-performance strategies, helping disadvantaged youth, and his favorite sport – boxing.

EDUCATION:

  • Harvard Business School: M.B.A. with concentration in Entrepreneurship
  • New York University: B.S. in Finance and Information Systems