Kate began developing the Atikus idea in late 2011, with the desire to level the playing field for low-income individuals by maximizing the output of microcredit lenders. Three years later, she is responsible for overseeing the entire Atikus operation, including product development, partnerships, and business development. Prior to co-founding Atikus, Kate worked in a product innovation group in Citibank's Institutional Clients Group, designing tech-enabled financial solutions for global corporates and their customers. Before joining that group, she worked for Citi’s Technology, Media, and Telecom team, devising short-term liquidity structures in emerging markets. Kate graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a BS in Finance and Management.