Katherine A. Kirchhoff

Managing Director

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Cain Brothers Experience


Kathy Kirchhoff is a senior banker in the Firm’s Capital Markets Group with a focus on post-acute care and senior living. Ms. Kirchhoff joined Cain Brothers in 2007 and has more than 30 years’ experience helping clients with capital funding, financial planning, feasibility analysis, and strategic planning. For nearly 20 years, her work has been focused on the healthcare industry, with specific attention on the senior living sector. Ms. Kirchhoff’s notable transactions include 13 financings totaling more than $1 billion for Pacific Retirement Services and its affiliates since 2008, the design and implementation of an overall capital strategy for Front Porch Communities and Services, including four FHA refinancings totaling $118 million and $72 million tax-exempt bank construction funding which were key factors in its credit rating upgrade, sale of four senior living campuses for Lutheran Social Services of the South and numerous financings for standalone senior living entities.

Ms. Kirchhoff is a member of the Firm’s President’s Advisory Council. Ms. Kirchhoff was appointed to the State of California’s Continuing Care Advisory Committee by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2007 and has served on the Leading Age California Finance Committee since 1997. She is on the Board of Directors of Partners in Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization coordinating home and community-based care, and California-Nevada Methodist Homes, a nonprofit senior living owner/operator.

Prior Experience

Before joining Cain Brothers, Ms. Kirchhoff was at Herbert J. Sims & Co. as Senior Vice President and manager of the Western Regional Office. Prior to joining Sims, Ms. Kirchhoff spent 15 years at KPMG, LLP, where she was Western Area Director for the National Senior Care Services Consulting Practice.


Ms. Kirchhoff earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting from California State University Fullerton and a Masters of Business Taxation Degree from Golden Gate University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant.