Eric KirschSenior Advisor (Holmdel, NJ)
Mr. Kirsch was the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President at Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL) and the President of Aflac Asset Management, the asset management subsidiary of Aflac Inc until April 2023. In this role since 2011, he was responsible for building and overseeing Aflac’s investment strategy and investment portfolio representing over $100 billion of assets with investment teams in New York and Tokyo.
Prior to Aflac, he served as Global Head of Insurance Asset Management at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), part of Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) from 2007 through 2011. During his tenure he built out this specialty business globally raising over $50 billion of assets and propelling GSAM as a world class insurance asset manager.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Kirsch spent 27 years at Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) within Deutsche Asset Management and Bankers Trust Company in several leadership roles including Global Head of Insurance Asset Management, Head of North America Fixed Income and Head of Stable Value Fixed Income.
Mr. Kirsch currently serves on the board of Kuvare Holdings, a private equity owned financial services platform that provides insurance, reinsurance, and asset management solutions. He also serves on the boards of two private asset managers under the Aflac Asset Management general account investments. He also remains a Senior Consultant to Aflac Inc.
Mr. Kirsch’s philanthropic activities include serving as a Trustee of the Baruch College Fund where he is Chair of the Investment Committee. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation and serves on the Investment Committee of the Hackensack-Meridian Hospital.
Mr. Kirsch received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University in 1988. He earned his CFA designation in 1990.
As an aligned Senior Advisor, Mr. Kirsch assists Star Mountain with deal origination and investor relationships, industry and other strategic insights to help Star Mountain’s stakeholders and portfolio investments maximize value.