An American business investment adviser and former Peace Corps member was among those killed in a terror attack on a Kenyan hotel compound, the company he founded said Wednesday. At least 14 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over Jason Spindler, founder and managing director of I-DEV International, died in the attack on the DusitD2 compound, an upmarket cluster of shops and hotel facilities in the capital of Nairobi, his company said.
Armed men burst into the complex with gunfire and explosions Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 14 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning,
Jason was Co-Founder of I-DEV, and has 15+ years of experience advising large and small corporations on growth, management and financial strategy. He helped high-growth global tech/telcom companies raise over $50BN in capital as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, led buyouts and acquisitions of manufacturing and operating companies at AlixPartners’ $1BN private equity fund, managed and led the growth of a $7M locally-owned agribusiness in Northern Peru during his service in the U.S. Peace Corps, and advised over 100 emerging markets SMEs on growth and capital strategy. Jason has a Juris Doctorate from NYU Law, focused on Rule of Law, and a B.S. in Business from University of Texas–Austin.
He was survivor of 9/11 attack
According to his LinkedIn profile, he was an analyst for Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in New York City during the 9/11 terror attack. The company was based in 7 World Trade Center, which collapsed as a result of an attack on the neighboring Twin Towers.
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