Kathy Kress | fusion5

Kathy Kress

Chief Financial Officer 

Kathy is a seasoned finance executive with over 25 years of experience, including corporate officer roles at a Fortune 1 company and over fifteen years as an investment banker. She has expertise in corporate development, M&A, short/long-term strategy development, corporate finance, capital markets/treasury and business restructuring focused on the global retail, consumer & healthcare industries. 

 

As divisional financial leader of the Consumer, Health and Wellness business within Walmart's US segment, Kathy directed financial reporting and managed a team engaged in FP&A and Strategy/Decision Support and Accounting. While at Walmart, she also served as Vice President, Capital Markets and Vice President, Corporate M&A.

Previously, Kathy held leadership roles at UBS Investment Bank and at Wasserstein Perella in New York, London and Bucharest, Romania. Kathy started her career at Kyocera International as a QA Engineer.

Kathy earned her MBA and BS in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.