Kate has close to 20 years of diverse experience in business development and financial services with leading financial institutions in the USA, Russia, UK and selected European countries, global network of contacts and long-term relationships with institutional investors, hedge funds, private equity funds as well as HNWI and business leaders. Kate started her career in finance in 2003 at Rudman Capital Management, one of the first hedge funds, where she covered US equities across variety of industries. Continuing on the sell-side, Kate assumed a number of management positions responsible for global distribution of Russian equities at NY-based broker-dealer Auerbach Grayson to US institutional clientele, hedge funds and private equity funds. Kate was a Director of International Sales and Trading at MDM Bank and Senior VP Equity Sales at Glitnir Securities in Moscow. During these years she participated in a number of IPO, SPO and private placements on both, buy and sell sides, analyzing securities' investment attractiveness and organizing roadshows and selling the securities to institutional clients, globally. Prior to her career in finance, Kate was a part of consulting practice of Deloitte in New York, counting among her clients Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and BIC. Earlier, Kate worked at fast growing US telecom company TelX, where she managed the development of a company-wide billing system and telecom industry specific ERP-system. In 2009, she has founded a NY-based advisory boutique firm Galatea Capital Advisors, LLC, advising companies on business development and cross-border strategic partnerships. Her clients included jewelry brand Marina B, duty free concessionary - HK-based Inflight Sales Group, Moscow-based large scale street retail project, alternative energy company in Sri Lanka, US biotech company. In 2011, Kate took part in organizing and co-sponsored NY Russian Business Investment Summit - independent premier event with focus on Russian economy, US-Russia cooperation and cross-border investments. Over 30 Russian public and private companies and over 250 investors and guests participated in the event that culminated with the closing bell on NYSE. Kate’s current focus is on lifestyle projects in the commercial real estate, fashion, jewelry, wine & spirits, cosmetics and personal care, functional beverages and entertainment. Kate Korolkevich holds MBA in Finance & Operations from Simon
Business School, University of Rochester, NY, USA and MS & BS in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University, Russia.