Kirsten Hagen is a Co-Founder and Partner of Brinley and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Brinley in 2022, Kirsten spent 20 years with Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where she most recently was Head of Americas Senior Debt in the Private Credit Group, overseeing the leveraged loan investing strategy in North America, and was closely involved in the mezzanine debt and preferred equity investing businesses. Kirsten’s responsibilities included development and execution of growth strategies; investment origination, underwriting, negotiation and monitoring; portfolio oversight and risk management; fundraising and investor relations; and team recruiting and development. Kirsten joined Goldman Sachs in 2002 and was named managing director in 2013.

Kirsten serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lehigh Valley Health Network where she is chair of the audit committee and a member of the executive, nominating and governance, finance and strategy committees. She previously served on the Executive Board, and as Treasurer, of the PS/IS 276 Parent-Teacher Association. Kirsten has also previously supported ArtsQuest, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, DePauw University and Student Sponsor Partners through various roles. Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University.