DEREK KATO - Engagement Professional

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." ~1997 "Think Different" ad campaign for Apple Computers

As an Engagement Manager, Derek Kato helps entrepreneurs succeed by developing their business plans, growth strategies, and financial models.

Prior to joining Growthink, Derek spent two years traveling and teaching in Asia. Before this, he worked for an investment supervision firm providing due diligence on fund managers and economic analysis for ultra high net worth individuals. Derek brings to Growthink a deep understanding of the mechanics of funds, asset allocation and portfolio management. Derek also worked as a credit analyst intern for Mid-Peninsula Bank in Palo Alto, where he analyzed financial statements, provided loan profitability analysis, and priced loans.

Derek graduated from Santa Clara University with Honors, and holds degrees in Finance and Economics.