Kevin Genirs is a managing director in Evercore’s advisory business, focusing on business risk controls, including conflicts advisory, business selection, reputational risk and commitment committee processes.
Mr. Genirs works closely with the firm’s COO and legal and compliance departments. He also serves as manager-in-charge for risk management and operational controls for the firm’s Hong Kong and Singapore offices.
Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Genirs was U.S. general counsel at Royal Bank of Canada, U.S. general counsel at Barclays Capital, and general counsel for investment banking at Lehman Brothers. He served as chairman of SIFMA’s Capital Markets Committee from 2001 to 2008 and chairman of FINRA’s Corporate Finance Committee from 2008 to 2014. He received the Corporate Leadership Award from the New York Legal Assistance Group in 2016 for pro bono activities.
He serves on the Board of the Shield, which provides services to physically and mentally handicapped adults and children, and Right to Play, which seeks to educate and empower underprivileged children to rise above adversity using the transformative power of sports.
Mr. Genirs earned a B.A. in economics and government from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law