Kathleen joined Vistara at the beginning of 2019. Her investment focus areas include healthcare IT, education tech, and HR tech. Kathleen has 10+ years of experience scaling high growth companies in various industries. She has worked as an investment banker as well as operator across a number of different functions including Finance, Strategy, Operations, and Product.
Prior to joining Vistara, Kathleen was Chief Strategy Officer at MealPal, a food tech startup in New York. She was responsible for leading strategic planning and fundraising, managing the Product team, and executing growth initiatives at the company, including international expansion across seven countries.
She previously served as the Director of Finance & Strategy at Zocdoc, a healthcare tech company in New York. She oversaw various growth efforts, including the company’s rollout to all 50 US states and launch of enterprise offerings for large health systems. She also helped raised over $130 million of growth capital for Zocdoc.
She began her career as an investment banker at UBS in the firm’s global Consumer Products & Retail group, advising clients on capital offerings, M&A transactions, and strategic alternatives.
Kathleen is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. She received her Master of Business Administration from Columbia University as well as both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Kathleen is an enthusiastic cyclist who enjoys exploring other countries by bike. She also practices karate and is currently working towards earning her orange belt.