Justin Kern


Justin Kern is a Director at Paine Schwartz Partners.

Dr. Kern joined Paine Schwartz Partners in 2016. From 2013 to 2015, he was with McKinsey & Company where he worked across a variety of industries and functions, but specialized within the agriculture and life sciences sectors. Prior to joining McKinsey, Dr. Kern spent three years as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University (Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellow).

Dr. Kern serves on the boards of AgBiTech and Spearhead International. He graduated from the University of Chicago for both his doctorate (Ph.D. in Microbiology, 2010) and Bachelor’s degrees (Economics, Biology with honors, 2004).