- Chief Credit Officer
Kathryn joined DWM in 2010 and serves as Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer. She is primarily responsible for ensuring high credit quality and appropriate structure for all new debt investments. Jointly with the portfolio analysts, she is actively involved in ongoing investment monitoring to maintain portfolio quality across all funds. Additionally, after the lending team's initial due diligence and analysis, Kathryn provides the first layer of screening for all potential debt transactions. She also sits on the DWM Credit Committee.
Previously, Kathryn led an extensive career in various investment banking positions. She most recently worked for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., BBVA Securities, where she restructured credit and market risk functions for the New York operations to attain and maintain the top regulatory rating for risk management.
Prior to BBVA, Kathryn worked for two major institutions in Brazil. From 1989-1992, she served as Deputy Credit Officer for Chase Manhattan Bank, where she ran a team of 20 analysts and exercised credit authority over a portfolio of 300 Brazilian accounts during the turbulence of the hyper-inflationary years. Kathryn then moved to Standard and Poor's Rating Services, where she served as director and began a new business line, rating local currency debt instruments.
Kathryn has a BA in International Relations from Pomona College, and a Master's from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She served in the Peace Corp in Panama City, Panama and also opened a branch of American Women's Economic Development Corporation (A.W.E.D.) in Connecticut, a non-profit that provides training for female entrepreneurs. Kathy is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.