Kat Chairez was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 Under 40,” which highlights 40 successful community leaders under 40 years old.
Kat serves as head of execution strategy at Harris Associates where she is responsible for best execution initiatives across global equities with a focus on algorithmic trading, strategy selection and commission management.
Kat joined Harris after serving as head of Americas equity trading and global head of trading strategy and analytics at UBS Asset Management. Her prior experiences include director of algorithmic trading at Citadel Securities and vice president of algorithmic trading at Goldman Sachs.
Kat holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research with a minor in Economics from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.