Glorious Cahoots is a private investment and advisory firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ranch Kimball

Ranch Kimball has served on 16 Boards

  • Chaired or President at eight of them (assets ranging from $40 million to $4.1 billion)

  • Vice-chair or committee chair on many of the others

  • Includes publicly-traded company boards, large private firms, museums, colleges, universities, hospitals, foundations

  • Wheelock College Trustee 2005-present; Board chair 2010-2013; on the Wheelock merger committee


Been deeply involved in over 20 mergers, ranging from full institutional mergers (higher ed, museums, academic medical centers)  to a $100+billion corporate merger

  • As a principal investor with my own and partners’ money

  • As a Chairman, as a Trustee, and as a CEO

  • As the lead advisor


Academic Experience

  • President and CEO, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston (one of the Harvard research hospitals)

  • Chief Operating Officer, Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts)


Business experience

  • Partner, Boston Consulting Group (Boston, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong)

  • Co-founder and Managing Partner, Kissinger McLarty Capital Group (private equity firm in D.C. and Silicon Valley)

  • Secretary of Economic Development, Massachusetts