Lori Katz is an active member of Deasil’s management team, based in New York, responsible for spearheading Deasil’s strategic business development and capital access divisions.
Lori is a strategic advisor to start-ups and organisations looking to scale. She is currently partner in an international boutique advisory firm working across industries and assisting companies with market entry and capital access. Her focus is companies with cross border aspirations with an emphasis on tech startups, sustainable consumer products, e-commerce and hospitality. Lori’s expertise includes strategy and implementation, capital access, business development, marketing and sales, channel partnerships, corporate and organisational structure and scaling operations.
Lori was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Clamour, an app and web platform for trusted community online marketplaces. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for c/o Hotels, a Scandinavian luxury socially-conscious hotel company, overseeing operations in both the U.S. and Sweden. Prior to relocating to New York, she worked as the Senior Managing Attorney at a tribunal dealing with WWII Swiss bank accounts in Zurich, Switzerland. She has volunteered and worked extensively in the area of international human rights and social justice, including with HPCR International, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, and the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Lori has been involved with several young adult focused organizations, including running seminars on public policy and social activism in Washington, DC and as an advisory board member.
A Boston native and a current New Yorker, Lori holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University. In 2009, Lori was awarded a fellowship and certificate for study of Social Entrepreneurship at Columbia University Business School through the Ariane de Rothschild Program.