Katharine Kaplan

Vice President

Katharine’s curiosity knows no bounds. Whether learning about a new client, engaging candidates, or delving into her love of nature (sharks are currently at the top of her list), she is always looking for new ideas and insights. Katharine specializes in executive search, applying her talent for thoughtful listening to both leading client projects and serving as a senior member of our candidate outreach team.

Some of her clients have included: Bancroft School, Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, Simmons College, Beaver Country Day School, Northeastern University, From the Top, The Carroll Center for the Blind, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, The Salvation Army of Massachusetts and The Perkins School for the Blind.

Prior to Development Guild DDI, Katharine’s professional work focused on arts fundraising, including serving as Assistant Director of Major Gifts at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Katharine studied English literature and Women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts and holds certifications in planned giving and futures and options trading.

Katharine resides on the North Shore of Boston with her husband and two sons. When not enjoying time with them, she can often be found in the garden, pruning one of her rose bushes.