KINETIC CAPITAL

Energizing Small Business   Empowering Economic Equality   Igniting Social Change  

MOTION:  "Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress."  -Theodore Levitt

KINETIC ENERGY = CAPITAL RESOURCES

POTENTIAL ENERGY = SMALL BUSINESS ENTITY

And just in case you need the remarkable list of achievements so far:

She operates as her future self and always sees the world as full of untapped possibilities. She is constantly observing, researching, thinking, and planning. Kara will build it…better, faster, stronger than before. Inside-of-box? No thanks. Follow every rule? Not today. Limits? Can’t compute. We’re keep a close eye on this one…

The short list of our fearless leader: Small business owner, financier, strategist, consultant, community advocate, award-winning business person, and mother. We think Kara probably wears a cape when she is not at the office. If you are running at a million miles an hour, Kara is going a million-plus-one. she is going places.

And just in case you need the remarkable list of achievements so far:

• Named Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business

   Administration

• Recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in

   America

• Inducted into the SmartCEO Circle of Excellence

• Honored by receiving The Greater Baltimore Committee's Bridging the Gap

   President's Award

• Named Women's Business Enterprise of the Year by MWMCA

• Holds the 4th Vice Chair National Officer position for The National Small

   Business Party

• Owner and CEO of the Kinetic Capital family of Businesses; Kinetic Capital LLC,

   Kinetic Capital Community Foundation and HMC Incorporated​

Kara A. DiPietro

FOUNDER

PRESIDENT &

CEO

The short list of our fearless leader: Small business owner, financier, strategist, consultant, community advocate, award-winning business person, and mother. We think Kara probably wears a cape when she is not at the office. If you are running at a million miles an hour, Kara is going a million-plus-one. she is going places. 

 

about

us

JOSH PERSING

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER& Treasurer

We secretly believe Josh was head cheerleader in college. You can’t come up with a single thing that Josh won’t find fabulous. That’s just how he rolls. Taxed with full workload (he’s the money guy – taxed – get it?) managing the finances for Kara’s four companies, in true entrepreneurial spirit, Josh also also owns a commercial cleaning company and a bar/restaurant named MANOR LOUNGE in Baltimore. Yet, we have never once heard Josh complain. He is the antithesis of a “nerdy numbers guy”.

 

He is always the bright spot in the room. Sure, he appreciates a good spreadsheet and a balanced checkbook, has already written the process for what you think you may want to do, and ensures we are always in the desired financial position; but more importantly, you just can’t not like Josh. Need a boost? Josh will lift you up, cheer you on, and keep you smiling. We deeply appreciate the person who can always find the sun in the rain. New idea? Josh supports it. New outfit? Josh loves it. New plan? Josh sees how it can work. Go find yourself a Josh and hang on. Recently overheard saying: “That is so fabulous! I love it!”

JOHN HUFFINGTON

DIRECTOR OF Business

DEVELOPMENT&

PHILANTHROPY

 

It’s kind of redundant to introduce you to John, because seemingly everyone already knows John, is a friend of John’s, has done business with John, has heard John speak or belongs to a panel or board with John. This man has a network. If you think of the person highest ranking in your social or business circle, trust us – John probably knows them. John has built a stellar reputation as the person who gets things done.  

He is the task master, the people connector, the program engine, the plan administrator. You have the machine? John’s got all the parts, so just step aside. He is the ultimate go-to guy. Not impressed? Well…John’s success comes after serving over 32 years in prison (ten on death row) for a false conviction. Not. Even. Kidding. John’s personal response to being wrongfully convicted? He gives back to the incarcerated and re-entering population, with dedicated efforts in reform, social justice, work force re-entry and supporting marginalized communities in and around Baltimore. Just. Wow. Recently overheard saying: “I know him/her...we were just at an event together!”

 

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MELISSA  METZGER

 

business & foundation

COORDINATOR

 

When you put together this level of successful, smart, accomplished people in one office, someone has to keep the ship afloat. That’s Melissa. After nearly thirty years in corporate marketing, Melissa realized her biggest strength was making other people shine. So we grabbed her. And we are shining. She’s the peanut butter to our jelly, the yin to our yang, the peas to our carrots. The glue, if you will. We try to come up with something Melissa is unwilling to do, but we haven’t found it yet. If she can’t do it, she will learn it; and if we don’t have it, she will get it. In fact, she probably ordered it before you realized you needed it and has a spreadsheet auto-populated to prove it. We manage the business, and she manages us. Plus, she has candy. Recently overheard saying: “The answer is Yes. What was your question?”

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