Who We Are
We connect hand selected active middle market private equity, family office, independent sponsors, lending investment banking professionals.
We offer an array of diverse events in an intimate and inviting environment designed for engagement.
Our services are innovative and designed by giving participants the ability to network freely in addition to being placed in one-on-one meetings to learn about current opportunities in the market.
With several major industry awards, and the backing of Fortune 500 firms, Kontaktsource has created an innovative approach to accelerating deal flow.
2018-2021 Achievements + Partnerships
Deal source evening receptions for Private Equity, Independent Sponsors and Investment Banks in New York
Virtual events with leaders in various industries
Deal Source Receptions for Independent sponsors and Family Offices
Half-day Forums in partnership with law firms and other strategic partners
Turn around receptions in partnership with major consultants and law firms
Expanded to Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco and virtually to Europe and China
Industry Focused Events
Media, Tech & Telecom
“My love of community is the reason I want to bring people together that otherwise may not make these connections. Kontaktsource is a place where I can make it happen.”
With extensive experience in global risk management insurance solutions, Marianne has held many key client relationship roles during her career. Since leaving Norway in 1999, she pursued an international career. After completing a BA at Washington State University, following two masters in business and marketing in Australia, she joined a Global insurance brokerage firm in New York City. To provide additional value to clients and the Private Equity community, she founded KONTAKTSOURCE, a unique forum to support private equity deal flow and origination.
Marianne has a passion for helping other women achieve career success, and founded the Growthsource Academy (GSA), a not-for-profit mentoring organization, to help New York City women achieve independence through entrepreneurship. Growthsource now supports women with workshops, mentoring and coaching worldwide. Prior to the inception of the GSA, Marianne also founded the Risk Leadership Development Program for Young Women at St. John’s University.
“Kontaktsource gives me the opportunity to exercise my innate ability to work a room, connect with people, and connect people. It is when I am happiest!”
Interested in becoming a co-host and facilitating one of Kontaktsource’s future events like Kiara? Contact us to get in touch! Let’s get connected.