Carolyn Katz

Carolyn Katz has extensive experience with evolving and fast-growing companies, from small start-ups to public multinationals. As a managing director at Goldman Sachs, she ran the credit research department and specialized in early-stage communications companies and technologies, before moving to investment banking, where she co-managed the group responsible for providing financial and strategic advice to these and larger, multinational firms. At Providence Equity Partners, she focused on venture capital investments in and support of smaller, early-stage private companies. She then founded and managed a digital publishing and eCommerce company, and currently provides consulting and advisory services to early-stage and growth companies, focusing on business and strategic planning, product and geographic expansion, and organizational structure.

Since 2001, Carolyn has also served on the boards of a range of public and private companies and non-profits, with a particular focus on companies in technological, geographic, or product transition, where her knowledge of a wide range of companies and her experience with international and product expansion coupled with her analytical background helps her bring financial and organizational perspective to strategic decisions. She is currently on the board of Vonage Holding, and has previously served on those of American Tower and NII Holding, among others. Carolyn is also on the board of Saint Ann’s School (audit committee chair, nominating & governance) as well as the advisory boards of several startup companies. She is a mentor at Founders Institute, Backstage Capital, New Media Ventures, CleanTech Open, and Score.

Carolyn has a BA in Classical Languages from Princeton University (summa cum laude). She lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Goldstein, and two children.