Katie Vande Water


Katie Vande Water successfully partners with clients to place senior-level executives within the investment management industry. Katie brings more than 25 years of investment expertise to her clients in Investment Management & Research, Private Wealth Management, Investment Operations & Servicing, Financial Officers, Audit, Compliance & Legal, and Risk Management.

She has completed searches for portfolio managers, analysts, research directors, strategists and traders within equities, fixed income, quantitative investments and alternatives as well as sales and distribution.

Prior to joining DHR International, Katie served as a Managing Director at a retained executive search firm specializing in Financial Services. Combining her experience in asset management and executive search, Katie focused on developing and diversifying the firm’s asset management client portfolio. Previously she led the U.S. asset management practice for a global financial services executive search firm.

Her clients included traditional and alternative institutional asset managers. Earlier in her career she worked at Wellington Management and Putnam Investments as part of their internal executive search teams. She began her career in executive search at J. Robert Scott, Fidelity Investment’s executive search boutique.

Katie is part of the Parent’s Council at St. John’s Preparatory School and has held similar roles at Brookwood School. She previously served as a Board Member of Family-to-Family Project, a nonprofit working to prevent and reverse family homelessness in Massachusetts by providing timely financial assistance. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont.