Katalyst Group


Chief Administrative Officer

Laura is an operationally focused finance and accounting executive with years of experience managing and directing financial organizations and the full spectrum of responsibilities needed to align with a company’s mission and long-term growth objectives. She is a Certified Public Accountant who started her career in auditing at KPMG and went on to roles with increasing levels of responsibility at several technology enterprises, most recently as CFO of a Chicago-based software company. She has been a key contributor in the successful sale of five different organizations throughout her career.

Laura brings to Katalyst Group a deep understanding of finance and the varied aspects of running a successful business and utilizing data analysis to improve processes and highlight the drivers for sustained growth and profitability. In her new role, she will serve as a trusted advisor and business partner to the Founder and Principal of Katalyst Group, and she will support the organization in the development of critical reporting, policies, procedures and operational best practices critical to helping the organization to scale.

Laura enjoys collaborating with others, both professionally and personally. She is a member of several professional organizations including the AICPA, Third Degree, Orion3, Leadership Group and The FENG. In her free time, she is an enthusiastic National Park visitor who relishes challenging hikes as well as spending time with her family and her multiple “furry roommates.”  

Laura is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.


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