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Kateri Vaclavik

Collaborating Consultant


Kateri’s work is motivated by the challenges and learning opportunities that new projects and new people bring. A student of human nature, behaviors, and organizational and group dynamics, these interests, paired with her experience in local, national and international fundraising campaigns, enable Kateri to serve her clients by building on their strengths and anticipating their needs. 

She understands that behind every great project, campaign, organization and mission is a team of people. At Dini Spheris, Kateri has served as a team member on a wide array of projects, from strategic planning and annual fund development to helping an organization launch its first billion-dollar campaign. Her goal is that through empathy, active listening and accessibility, every client will receive the best available thought leadership, support, and the experience of being the most important client of the firm. 

Prior to joining Dini Spheris, Kateri’s experience as a Product Manager for a technology start-up allows her to conceptualize, define and synthesize complex data and ideas, and ground visions into organized projects and processes. 

High energy, broad curiosity and an easy conversational style – in English or Spanish – have helped Kateri as she mapped her journey from Houston to Manhattan, to Spain, and to Dini Spheris. Kateri has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and Language from Fordham University – Lincoln Center in New York and a Master of Arts in International Business Management and Modern Languages from Universidad de Almería in Spain.

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