Kate Sterner

Chief Financial Officer

Kate Sterner is a highly experienced professional with a career spanning over 30 years in finance, business strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and financial services. Her diverse background includes leadership roles such as CFO, Vice President of Marketing, Operations, and Finance across both private and public companies in various industries. 

Before joining Mass Ingenuity in 2016, Kate was a partner in a national firm where she provided CFO services to privately held clients. Prior to that, from 2002 to 2012, she held senior positions in Finance and Operations at Korn/Ferry Leadership & Talent Consulting and Lominger International, global firms specializing in talent recruitment and assessment. 

Kate’s career highlights include: 

  • Strategic Vision and Execution: She has led finance and operational strategies that achieved significant results, including doubling revenue within three years through market strategy, globalization, customer segmentation planning, and growth strategies. 
  • M&A Expertise: Kate has been a key finance representative on major pre- and post-acquisition teams, contributing to successful integration efforts. 
  • Business Process Improvement and Change Management: She has a strong track record in driving business process improvements, managing change, and developing high-performing teams. 
  • Marketing and Product Management: Kate brings expertise in marketing and product management, particularly in the context of business re-engineering technology companies. 
  • Educational Background: She holds an MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a BS in Accounting from St. Cloud University in Minnesota. She also previously held NASD Series 7, Series 66, and Series 24 certifications. 

Kate Sterner is described as energetic, analytical, and a creative thinker who values collaboration and integrity in her work. Her career is characterized by delivering tangible results, managing complex decisions, and fostering trust and purpose in her teams and organizations. 

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