Darren Kimball is Principal & CEO of GetFive, a leading provider of modern outplacement solutions. Prior to acquiring the company in 2013, he enjoyed a 20-year career on Wall Street as a highly-visible stock analyst and portfolio manager.
Darren was greatly inspired by the awesome work that GetFive was doing to help individuals with their careers. By making the jump from portfolio manager to entrepreneur, Darren hopes to inspire others to pursue their own stretch career goals.
Darren began his career at Kidder Peabody & Co., followed by stints at Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers. At Lehman, he was Managing Director and Head of U.S. Automotive Equity Research, before transitioning to an internal investment fund, where he was Managing Director and Senior Credit/Distressed Analyst. Most recently, Darren worked for the NY-based hedge fund Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisors as a Senior Vice President, responsible for investments in the industrial and consumer sectors.
Darren spent 10 years as a top-ranked analyst by Institutional Investor Magazine and was twice the Wall Street Journal’s top sector stock picker. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV to discuss his industry views.
Darren Kimball holds a B.S. in Economics with magna cum laude honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has been a chartered financial analyst (CFA) since 1994.