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Kate Vanek
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Bio:

Kate works closely with True’s global leadership to enhance and expand the firm’s international executive search business and broader platform of talent management products and services.  She has managed global teams in leadership roles across a range of industries; from financial services, data science, consumer behavior measurement to industrials.  She has a proven track-record for transformational results, and sets herself apart with her ability to connect and bring the best out of people.


Kate was formerly CFO of the EMEA region and global COO of finance at BlackRock.  Her combined work in these two roles enabled her to drive world-class strategic business partnership between finance and the commercial, operations and regulatory teams.  Kate also spent close to a decade creating, upgrading and running global investor relations departments at two iconic brands: Nielsen and Stanley Black & Decker.  She was named to the 2011, 2012 & 2015 Institutional Investor All-America Executive Teams for Investor Relations Professionals.


Passionate about her community, Kate has served on the Board of Third Street Music Settlement, which provides a music education to 5,000 students.  After living in NYC for 20 years, she is currently based in London with her husband and two young children.

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Serves on the board of Third Street Music Settlement