Stephanie Kater
The Bridgespan Group

Stephanie Kater is a principal in Bridgespan’s Boston office. Since joining the organization in 2011, Stephanie has worked extensively with philanthropic and impact investors to make strategic investments with the potential to catalyze transformational social change. She is currently supporting The Rise Fund, an evidence-based impact investment fund seeking to make market rate investments that also achieve measurable social and environmental good. Stephanie has worked extensively in Bridgespan’s education and philanthropy practices, as well as with clients in the global development space. Other case work has included supporting large foundations and high net worth individuals to make strategic education investments, developing performance measurement systems for domestic and global organizations, and supporting school districts and education nonprofits to develop new initiatives. Stephanie is the author of Geek Cities: How Smarter Use of Data and Evidence Can Improve Lives as well as How Is Investing in “What Works” Working? Prior to Bridgespan, Stephanie worked at the U.S. Department of Education. She also spent three years as a consultant in Silicon Valley at Webster Pacific, a boutique strategy consultancy, where her projects included developing an impact and growth strategy for a large charter school network and advising on operations for 20+ small and medium-sized businesses. She grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where she was honored to be a Distinguished Fellow, as well as a BS in civil engineering from Stanford University.