Katie Kazas serves as EVP of Capital Markets for CA Ventures. Katie acts as the single point of contact for all of CA’s lending relationships from sourcing term sheets to negotiating loan documents for closings as well as explaining market strategy and reporting performance of assets. In her 5 year tenure at CA, Katie has executed over $5 billion of total loan volume.
She joined CA from PrivateBank (CIBC) and where, as Managing Director, she managed a $300 million loan portfolio and closed over $1 billion in loans during her 7 year tenure. Her responsibilities included developing new business through existing and new clients, maintaining customer relationships, analyzing and monitoring the financial performance of clients, and evaluating needs and requests for financing. In addition, Katie oversaw more construction loans than any other lending group since 2007 for CA.
Prior to joining PrivateBank, Katie was an Assistant Vice President in LaSalle Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Department, responsible for a $500 million real estate loan portfolio. Katie also completed LaSalle Bank’s Commercial Banking Training Program.
Katie received a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois – College of Business.