John F. Kirtley

Co-Founder, KLH Capital, Founder, Step Up For Students


John is Founder and Chairman of Step Up For Students. Based in Florida, Step Up is the nation’s largest tax credit scholarship organization, receiving more than $1 billion in corporate donations and awarding more than 330,000 scholarships to low-income children since its creation in 2001. For the 2013-14 school year, about 60,000 students will use the scholarships at one of more than 1,500 schools participating in the program. Mr. Kirtley is also a partner in KLH Capital, a Tampa-based venture capital firm.