Kathy is the Chief Financial Officer for Highland. Kathy joined Highland in 1997 and is responsible for the financial and administrative affairs of the firm. In addition, with an extensive background in managing the financial and operational aspects of both private and public technology companies, Kathy focuses on advising portfolio companies on a broad range of administrative, financial and operational matters.
Background Prior to joining Highland, Kathy was the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Microsurge, a Highland portfolio company that manufactured minimally invasive surgical instruments. From 1984 to 1994, she held various financial management positions at Lifeline Systems, a publicly traded healthcare services organization. Kathy began her career in 1980 at Coopers and Lybrand, and where she specialized is the firmâ€™s emerging businesses practice, serving many venture-backed technology companies. Kathy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.