About Katherine

Katherine Baker is a partner in Caldwell’s Insurance Practice. Through her 15 years in executive search, Katherine has completed searches across functions and placed chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief investment officers, chief marketing officers, chief underwriting officers, chief actuaries, and members of their teams. Katherine has partnered with clients in property & casualty, life, and employee benefits.


Prior to joining Caldwell in 2021, Katherine spent six years with Korn Ferry as a member of their Global Insurance and Asset & Wealth Management practices. She began her career at Whitney Partners, where she worked on senior-level investment banking searches.


Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

More About Katherine

Katherine is a member of the Association of Professional Insurance Women.

Recent Feedback

“This was our first search we ever did and Peter and Katherine took the time to walk us through the process until we were ready to start, and once we started the process, we were reassured once again that we made the right decision to go with Caldwell. Peter, Katherine, Elena, Graham and Kat are a great group of people, fun to work with, and obviously best in the industry. Between weekly meetings and just an open line of communication, the process was smooth and easy for us to handle. We also received great feedback from the candidates we interviewed about how their experience was with the Caldwell team. Couldn’t be happier and we look forward to our next adventure together.” – Roee Pargament, Chief Operating Officer, OpenEyes Insurance

“I worked with Katherine Baker and she was amazing. She had a solid in depth knowledge of the client and what they were looking for but at the same time she really advocated for me and helped me be very prepared for the process.” – Vice President, Insurance, Pet insurance company

Katherine Baker was the consummate professional – responsive, knowledgeable, active listener and prepared during meetings. She became a trusted advisor who actively identified and sought out industry professionals for the position. My experience with Caldwell exceeded expectations.” – SVP, Global Underwriting, Global insurance company

“Katherine was extremely attentive and helpful throughout the entire hiring process. She helped prepare for each interview and provided great tips and advice, followed up after every interview for feedback, and helped me prepare for smooth resignation with past company to ensure everything is executed in timely and clear manner. I truly appreciated the opportunity to work with Katherine and Caldwell and am very excited about this new chapter in my career!” – Arina Gil, AVP, Healthcare Underwriting


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