Kathleen has 10+ years of experience scaling high growth companies in various industries. She has worked as both an advisor and operator across 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 growth initiatives at the company, including driving 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 expansion efforts, including the company’s rollout to all 50 US states. 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 and strategic alternatives.
Kathleen received her Master of Business Administration from Columbia University as well as 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.
Current Investments: Alida (Observer), Kurtosys, Martello, Vyopta