Chatham University

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Kristina Watts

Kristina WattsHas held finance and marketing positions on Wall Street and in the corporate world. Her financial career spans two decades, including over a decade spent with Thomas H. Lee Company, a Boston-based early entrant and long term leader in private equity, where Ms. Watts was the Vice President of Marketing, and as one of the early female corporate finance executives at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb in New York. Ms. Watts was the co-head of a venture-backed medical services company with 120 employees and offices in Boston and Chicago where her responsibilities included raising venture capital funding. She worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York and Chicago between years of business school. Prior to attending business school, Ms. Watts was a straight commission sales representative for American Hospital Supply Corporation, where she was awarded the Sales Representative of the Year Award for the Midwest Region .

Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
Master of Business Administration, Concentrations in Finance and Marketing.

Michigan State University, The Honors College
Bachelor of Arts, with high honors.

Trilingual: English, German and Ukrainian
Married with three grown children.