Chief investment officer, Mariner Wealth Advisors
Katrina Scott oversees the entire investment function at Mariner Wealth Advisors, one of the largest RIAs in the country with more than $28 billion in assets.
She has been at the firm since 2007 and has worn many hats. Her roles have ranged from trading and investment analysis, to portfolio management and product development.
“In a male-dominated world, I always focus on the roles in front of me, wherever I can be challenged and add value.”
Many girls are given the impression that they can’t compete in math, science or engineering subjects. An engineering major, she herself was torn between accounting and finance careers.
Mariner helps educate college students’ career choices in its planning program.
Ms. Scott mentors many women, both outside and within her firm, which is about 40% women. She also reviews scholarships for Kansas City scholars, and serves on the board of City Year Kansas City and on the advisory council for Greenlight Kansas City.
— Vanessa Drucker