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Mr. Henry Kaestner Lectures at the Brock Forum on Leadership

Covenant College welcomed Mr. Henry Kaestner of Sovereign’s Capital as the speaker for the 2017 Brock Forum on Leadership, which included a public lecture in the Covenant College chapel on February 1, 2017.


The Brock Forum on Leadership exists to encourage best practices in business leadership through presentations and dialogue within the Covenant College community and among the local business community. In so doing, the Brock Forum on Leadership serves to honor Covenant College's fourth president, Dr. Frank Brock, and his legacy of faithful and effective servant leadership.


Kaestner is the chairman, co-founder, and former CEO of, a company that, together with his business partner, he has grown from $0 to $250 million in revenue. was the fourth fastest growing privately-held company in the United States from 2003-2007. Today, Kaestner serves as a managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, a firm that invests in early growth-stage companies with exceptional growth potential in expanding markets and proven management teams with strong ethical values.


Kaestner co-founded and serves as chairman of the board of DurhamCares and serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and on the Board of Directors of Praxis, an accelerator committed to helping faith-driven entrepreneurs. He serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and lives in Saratoga, California.


During his time at Covenant, Kaestner spoke to members of the local business community as well as connected with students, faculty, and staff at the College.