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Liz Kind is a Senior Casewriter with the Harvard Business school California Research Center. She is responsible for doing research projects and writing cases focused on West coast companies. Prior to joining the HBS California Research Center, Ms. Kind ran Community Partners, a program of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California. Community Partners provides pro bono consulting advice to Bay Area nonprofit organizations through the efforts of HBS alumni volunteers. Before Community Partners, Ms. Kind was General Manager of First Data Corporation's merchant banking group. In addition, Ms. Kind has over eight years of investment banking and financial consulting experience, most recently with Merrill Lynch and Duff & Phelps.

Ms. Kind received her B.A. in economics from Mount Holyoke College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.