Henry is a Managing Principal at Sovereign’s Capital, a private equity fund based in Durham, NC and Jakarta, Indonesia. The fund invests in companies run according to Biblical principles in emerging markets, particularly in the IT, Healthcare, and Consumer Goods/Services industries.
He is also the Chairman, Co-Founder and previous CEO of Bandwidth.com, a company that together with his business partner, David Morken, he has grown from $0 to $150 million in revenue. The values of Bandwidth.com have always been: Faith, Family, Work, and Fitness (in that order).
Under Kaestner’s leadership, Bandwidth.com was the 4th fastest growing privately held company in the country from 2003 through 2007, a position it achieved without acquisition or institutional funding. Prior to launching Bandwidth.com Mr. Kaestner founded Chapel Hill Brokers (a predecessor to ICAP Energy), an institutional energy derivatives broker that became the top ranked electricity broker in the country. Mr. Kaestner has also been involved in a number of ministry and philanthropic activities.
He co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Board of DurhamCares, and sits on the Board of Visitors at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Central University School of Business. He serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and lives in Durham, NC with his wife Kimberly and their three sons.