Kathryn leads Amplify Capital, a leading impact fund in North America by way of its authentic impact venture investment platform. She is known for her passion for social finance and 25 years of private equity experience. As a social venture leader in Toronto, she founded and led Social Venture Partners Toronto in 2007 to 2012. Kathryn joined to lead the MaRS Catalyst Fund in 2015, a MaRS and Virgin Unite collaboration to launch an early stage impact fund in Canada in 2016.
Prior to Amplify and MaRS, Kathryn spent most of her 25-year career investing and managing venture capital and private equity in small and medium-sized businesses, both in Toronto and New York City. In Toronto, Kathryn spent time at CIBC Capital Partners, BMO Capital and Lynx Equity. In New York, she was a Principal with Constellation Ventures, a Bear Stearns-GP sponsored fund, and an Associate Director with MetLife Ventures, the Corporate VC arm of MetLife. Kathryn has held numerous board roles in both the US and Canada and often provides strategic, operational and impact advice to the portfolio companies.
Kathryn was born and raised in Toronto and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Columbia University in New York City.