Kirk Bostrom serves Strategic Preservation Partners LP as Managing Partner and Chief Portfolio Manager, and has been a successful Silicon Valley private investor over the past several decades. After nearly a decade of implementation and development, Kirk founded his new private investment fund, the Strategic Preservation Fund LP.
With roots in the markets beginning in his early teens as a runner on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, Kirk has spent over 30 years in the investment securities industry. His experience included working in Sales & Trading for First Boston Corporation (institutional taxable fixed income specialist) to Senior Vice President at Citigroup Smith Barney and being named a Managing Director at Piper Jaffray. At both Citigroup Smith Barney and Piper Jaffray, Kirk led a multi-office corporate services team across the spectrum of client coverage capacities, including corporate cash management, restricted stock & option transactions, and high net worth asset management. He was named repeatedly as one of the top-performing investment advisors in the nation as a member of the Chairman’s Club at Citigroup (Nation’s Top 1%) and Piper Jaffray’s “Baker’s Dozen” (Nation’s Top 13 Advisors). In the late 1990s, Kirk often appeared on San Francisco’s NBC-TV affiliate, KRON-TV, for financial market commentary. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Industries (Agribusiness & Economics) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kirk and his wife, Sue, both originally from the Chicago area, live in Los Altos, CA. Kirk currently serves on the board of directors for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health at Stanford. He is also a former vice chairman and trustee for the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA, where he recently served the independent school as a member of the executive, advancement, stewardship, finance, and investment committees for over a decade. Kirk and his wife have raised three children and are both recreational runners, dog lovers, and avid snow skiers during the winter months.