Vande Water Joins DHR International as Partner

February 6, 2018

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Katie Vande Water has joined the firm as Partner and brings more than 25 years of Financial Services expertise to DHR International.

Vande Water successfully partners with clients to place senior-level executives throughout the Investment Management & Research, Private Wealth Management, Investment Operations & Servicing, Financial Officers, Audit, Compliance & Legal, and Risk Management sectors.

Prior to joining DHR International, Vande Water served as a Managing Director at a retained executive search firm specializing in Financial Services. Combining her experience in asset management and executive search, Vande Water focused on developing and diversifying the firm’s asset management client portfolio.

Previously she led the U.S. asset management practice for a global financial services executive search firm. Her clients included traditional and alternative institutional asset managers. Earlier in her career she worked at Wellington Management and Putnam Investments as part of their internal executive search teams. She began her career in executive search at J. Robert Scott, Fidelity Investment’s executive search boutique.

Vande Water is part of the Parent’s Council at St. John’s Preparatory School and has held similar roles at Brookwood School.  She previously served as a Board Member of Family-to-Family Project, a nonprofit working to prevent and reverse family homelessness in Massachusetts by providing timely financial assistance. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont.

For more than 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe.  DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit