Impression: Kenny Welcome (B ’15)

On or off the field, Kenny Welcome (B ’15) remains a proud Tulanian.

Kenny Welcome earned a Bachelor of Science in business management and marketing from Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business. While an undergraduate, Welcome played Green Wave football as a defensive tackle, was named an Academic All-American, and even sang the National Anthem before a game during his senior year.

In the years since graduating from Tulane, Welcome has forged a successful career in the financial service industry. Taking everything he learned while working at some of the top firms on Wall Street, the New Orleanian just launched his own private investment firm, KJW Capital.

A former vice president and senior investment advisor at JP Morgan Private Bank, Welcome was also the co-founder of JPM’s Diverse Wealth Initiative, which focused on enhancing generational wealth within Black communities. KJW Capital has also launched a private investment fund focused on investing in Louisiana, Texas and the Southwestern region.

Welcome still maintains Tulanian pride and spirit.

Kenny Welcome stands in front of monitor with KJW Capital on screen
Kenny Welcome

“I believe that much of my success is attributed to Tulane, whether directly or indirectly. Tulane taught me the importance of networking and building meaningful relationships. I also learned extreme discipline and how to be a professional at all times,” he said, citing business professors Peter Ricchiuti and Robert Hailey as mentors and friends.

“Without them, I would not be where I am today and I appreciate all that they have done for me and my professional career.”

Kenny Welcome with his number 93 Tulane football jersey

Welcome says he also still counts former teammates and classmates in his professional and social circles. And he is still within the orbit of the Tulane Green Wave, working with Tulane Athletics to help student-athletes prepare for life after sports.

Welcome is also involved with numerous foundations and nonprofits, including the Tulane Alumni Association, Son of a Saint, the Young Leadership Council, and the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce.

And he is a season ticket holder to Tulane Football, of course.

“A good friend of mine once told me that ‘exposure leads to expansion.’ The exposure I gained at Tulane changed my life for the better, and I’m extremely proud to be a part of such an amazing and prestigious university.”