Co-Founder & Managing Director
Mr. Forste is a co-Founder and Managing Director of Bay Grove where he is active in all day-to-day activities of the firm and responsible for investment decisions. He is a board member of Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC, the 2nd largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company in North America. Prior to Bay Grove, Mr. Forste worked at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”), one of the world’s oldest and most experienced global private equity firms. While at KKR, Mr. Forste executed power-related transactions valued over $7.7 billion and evaluated deals in the energy, retail, and consumer industries. Mr. Forste started his career with Morgan Stanley in its investment banking groups, both in New York and San Francisco, where he focused on M&A and covering financial sponsors. Mr. Forste is a Fulbright Fellow and a graduate of Dartmouth College.