At Sentinel Trust, Katherine is responsible for identifying and developing business prospects and strategic partners.

Katherine joined Sentinel Trust after almost a decade of experience in wealth management and business development.

Katherine is the Founder and President of Friendship Smile, a Houston based charity dedicated to fostering positive environments and opportunities for the social development of children born with cleft lip and palate.

Professional Background:

  • Vice President, Autumn Lane Advisors, Houston, TX (2016-2019)
    • Served as the outsourced Chief Investment Officer for four different families with total assets of approximately $500MM.
    • Developed and delivered financial planning services and investment advisory services to high-net-worth clients.
    • Screened, reviewed, recommended, and performed due diligence for alternative investments including: hedge funds, real estate, private equity, and venture capital.
  • Business Development Officer, Riveron Consulting, Houston, TX (2014-2015)
    • Advised clients on IPO readiness and preparation, quality of earnings assessments, financial planning and forecasting, and M&A integration.
  • Private Wealth Manager, Goldman Sachs, Houston, TX (2012-2014)
    • Built comprehensive wealth management plans for high-net-worth individuals and families.
  • Risk Manager, MBA Investment Fund, LLC, Austin, TX, (2010-2011)
    • One of sixteen students selected to actively manage value and growth long only equity portfolios.
    • Made decisions for consumer sector investments of a $13MM portfolio.
  • Energy and Industrials Research Manager, Gerson Lehrman Group, Austin, TX (2007-2011)
    • Designed, managed, and facilitated customized energy research solutions for financial analysts including: private equity, investment banking long only, and hedge funds.
  • Legislative Director for State Representative Pete Gallego (2007)
    • Established and executed legislative strategy relating to clean energy, healthcare, and local district issues.

Professional Organizations:

  • CFA Society of Houston, Member


The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business: MBA (2012)

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business: BBA in International Business (2006)


Chartered Financial Analyst (2018)


Community Involvement:

  • Friendship Smile, Founder and President

On Watch – September 2019

The latest edition of On Watch is now available for download. This issue features articles about holding and managing family business interests in trust, making air travel and airport security easier, and a special interview with our new Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Todd A. Burchett. Contributors to this issue are Ross W. Nager,…

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