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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management, MBA 2007
Strategy and Finance
UCSB, BA 2000
Business Economics

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Director, Finance

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Katherine Gaffney

Katherine runs a strategy, finance and operations consulting practice advising tech startups and digital media companies in LA, SF, and the Middle East.

Prior to founding her consultancy, Katherine served as Head of Finance & Strategy for Hearst Business Media where she oversaw domestic growth of 150% over three years and expansion into the Middle East market. At Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, Katherine was the Director of Finance where she developed numerous startups within the digital space including gaming, music, and mobile.

She specializes in Business Model Optimization, Strategic Planning and Implementation, P&L Management, Growth Management, Valuation Modeling, Fundraising, New Market Development, and Talent Management with businesses in growing markets.

She holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business, a CPA from the beautiful state of California, a Business Economics degree from UCSB, and is the recipient of the first fellowship ever offered by the Founder Institute. She is also conversational in Spanish and can get by in French and Italian.

Katherine’s passion is to create a better future through the use of new technologies. As such, she is focused on developing Los Angeles into an entrepreneurial hub. Her other passions include being a fine art photographer, improv comedienne, salsera, and she will one day have her picture in the dictionary next to the word “wanderlust”.

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