Kate has been associated with 13D for over 18 years. Her timely and accurate analysis and risk assessment on Al-Qaeda and global terrorism in August of 2001 proved a watershed moment for 13D. Beginning in 2010, she was a lone voice in the investment world challenging the sustainability of the sharing economy and the long-term implications of automation on employment and society. Her arguments became the basis for one of 13D most recent calls: “The Coming Backlash Against Big Tech.”
A macro thinker, Kate’s areas of expertise include interpreting geopolitical events and analyzing the investment implications of converging demographic shifts, technological changes and socio-political attitudes. For over a decade, Kate has tracked America’s unfunded liabilities, including the state pension crisis. She writes regularly on globalization, climate change, generational issues, as well as health and wellness, and women in the workplace. Her essays on education and the future of employment, including “The Education of Baby Natasha” series, are frequently referenced by policy makers and educators around the world.
Earlier in her tenure at 13D, Kate developed a 30-part series on the coming boom in emerging markets (launched in 2003), as well as a 15-part series on America’s healthcare crisis.
Together with her husband, Kiril Sokoloff, 13D’s Founder and President, Kate inaugurated 13D’s highly acclaimed “Brain Trust” events. These bi-annual sessions bring together world experts for deep dives into a broad range of topics ranging from neuroplasticity to U.S-Sino relations. In 2018, Kate helped launch 13D’s “Influencers Series” to spotlight thought leaders committed to equitable and sustainable growth in the 21st Century. A contrarian and a humanist, she is committed to raising awareness about our shared obligations to the planet and to each other.
Kate graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College, Columbia University and earned a Masters in Library Sciences from Queens College, CUNY.