Katie Vande Water

Managing Director

Katie is a Managing Director at Charles Sterling Group. Combining experiences in asset management firms and in executive search firms, Katie has a 25-year track record of success placing senior-level executives within the investment management industry. Katie joined Charles Sterling Group in 2012 to focus on developing and diversifying the firm’s asset management client portfolio.

Katie joined Charles Sterling Group from a global financial services executive search firm where she led the U.S. asset management practice. Her clients included traditional and alternative institutional asset managers. Earlier in her career she worked at Wellington Management and Putnam Investments as part of their internal executive search teams. She began her career in executive search at J. Robert Scott, Fidelity Investment’s executive search boutique.

Katie has deep investment expertise having conducted searches for portfolio managers, analysts, research directors, strategists and traders within equities, fixed income, quantitative investments and alternatives as well as sales and distribution. Katie is a Board Member of Family-to-Family Project and is a graduate of the University of Vermont.