Joshua Kestler has more than 21 years of experience in the financial services industry and is currently Global Head of HedgeMark, a BNY Mellon company that specializes in developing and operating private hedge fund dedicated managed account platforms for institutional investors. Mr. Kestler is responsible for overall management of the business including development and implementation of business strategy and oversight of the structuring, onboarding, accounting, operations, risk analytics and business development teams. Mr. Kestler has helped build HedgeMark from an idea into a $40+ billion platform. Prior to joining HedgeMark in 2012, Mr. Kestler was Head of Managed Account Platform Operations for Deutsche Bank’s X-Markets Hedge Fund Platform in the United States. Mr. Kestler was responsible for fund structuring, manager onboarding, operations and managing counterparty relationships. Josh is Co-President of Trial Blazers for Kids along with his wife, Gallite, who together established the organization in honor of their son, Jake, to raise money to fund innovative clinical trials for pediatric cancers. Josh fought vigorously for Jake to receive the best possible care (including access to a clinical trial and other cutting edge treatments) during his 2 year and 4 month battle with Glioblastoma. Josh serves on CKc’s board to honor Jake, who we lost to brain cancer in 2019 and to help other children like Jake get access to better, more innovative treatment options. Jake participated in a CKc-funded trial which extended his life and allowed the Kestlers more time to make many amazing family memories.
What made you get involved with CKc? “I hope to play a small part in giving other families the hope that CKc gave us.”
A few Facts Josh would like you to know
Josh’s Favorite CKc Story
We Can Do Better
To Chloe Bella’s mom, Nay, it was a time of intense fear. “We didn’t know what to do. We were terrified Chloe Bella would die. We knew treatment would be hard but we had no idea just how brutal it is to watch your child endure that much pain. And there was no other choice. We had to do save her life.”