Arctaris Annual Impact Report: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Amplify Impact

Katherine Mize

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Katherine joined Arctaris in 2021 and serves as a Vice President. She is responsible for all phases of the investment process and management of portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Arctaris, Katherine was an Associate in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking team at Goldman Sachs where she focused on early-stage tech-enabled healthcare companies with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and various equity issuances and debt financing transactions. Prior to that, she worked at an early-stage healthcare technology company as it transitioned from a startup incubator through raising seed capital. Katherine began her career on Capitol Hill as an advisor to U.S. Senator Tim Scott, a co-author of the Opportunity Zone legislation, and U.S. Representative Reid Ribble.

Katherine earned a BS in Biology from the College of William & Mary and an MBA from MIT Sloan with a focus on finance. In her free time, she likes to travel, cook, ski, and ride horses.

Andrew Gibbs

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Andrew joined Arctaris in 2023 and serves as a Vice President on the Real Estate team. He is responsible for underwriting new acquisitions, evaluating development opportunities and managing existing real estate investments. Andrew has over 10-years of institutional real investment experience working as a GP and LP in the United States and EMEA.

Prior to joining Arctaris, Andrew was a Managing Partner at Greenbelt & Co, where he was responsible for all aspects of the firm’s operations, including acquisitions, development and consulting activities. Prior to Greenbelt & Co, Andrew worked as a Director at Stoltz Real Estate Partners, responsible for acquisitions and overseeing $1.5 billion in portfolio management activities. During this period, Andrew was involved in over $1 billion of acquisition and disposition volume, with a focus on office, industrial, and multifamily properties across the East Coast and Mountain Region. Between 2011 and 2017, Andrew worked at Aberdeen Asset Management (ABDN:LN) in London and Philadelphia, where he was responsible for sourcing and underwriting indirect real estate investments across the Americas and EMEA. Andrew has been published or referenced in several institutional real estate journals including Pensions & Investments, NCREIF Property Index Quarterly Journal and ULI. Between 2020 and 2021 Andrew was a part-time researcher with the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies focused on the intersection between affordable housing policy and real estate capital markets.

Andrew is a CFA® Charterholder, holds a MA (honors) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and a Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Andrew is passionate about finding creative solutions to solve affordable housing challenges. In his free time, he likes to golf and fly fish in New England and Northern Michigan.

Peter Owen

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Peter joined Arctaris in 2023 and serves as a Vice President. He is responsible for all phases of the investment process and management of portfolio companies, with a particular focus on the  broadband vertical.
Prior to joining Arctaris, Peter spent 9 years with Granahan McCourt Capital, a Dublin-based private equity firm specializing in the Telecoms, Media and Technology space. At Granahan McCourt, Peter helped lead both the acquisition and exit of investments, capital raises, and worked closely with portfolio company management teams to implement value-add strategies and develop company specific KPIs.
Peter has worked on significant broadband investments including Ireland’s National Broadband Plan, a State-sponsored initiative to deploy high-speed fiber connectivity to over 550k homes and businesses throughout rural Ireland, and Enet, Ireland’s largest open access network provider. He has also worked on investments in the satellite communications, digital media,and data industries.
Peter holds a BS in Finance from Georgetown University. In his free time he likes to travel, cook, and play
fetch with his two dogs, Mango and Mochi.

Lee Kimball

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Lee joined Arctaris in 2021 as Investment Director, managing Arctaris impact investing commitments in our Pennsylvania markets. He discovers and evaluates investment opportunities and works with portfolio companies to grow their businesses and impact. Prior to Arctaris, Lee was the COO and CEO of three venture and PE-backed international companies in Pittsburgh, building operations, supply chains, and sales teams in the US, Europe, Australia, and Central America. As a founding executive of a successful social impact business, he developed a passion for businesses that create jobs and impact where they are needed the most.
Previously, he served as the Director of Strategic Planning & Finance for a large professional services firm and as a Senior Financial Analyst in the real estate industry. He began his professional career in nonprofit management and continues that work through various volunteer positions.
He received his BS from Penn State University and MBA from University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Lee is a frequent startup advisor and speaker on entrepreneurship, impact, and operations. He and his wife raise their two children in Pittsburgh.

Russ Halliday

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Russ joined Arctaris in 2022 and serves as a Senior Associate. As a member of the investment team, Russ engages in all phases of the deal process and works closely with portfolio companies to support operational and growth strategy.


Prior to joining Arctaris, Russ was an Investment Banking Associate in Credit Suisse’s Global Industrials Group where he executed M&A, debt, and equity transactions for transportation and logistics companies. Russ began his career in the public sector, first as a Coastal Resource Management Volunteer in Peace Corps Philippines and then as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative James McGovern. While on the Hill, he advised the Congressman on issues related to education, manufacturing, justice, veterans, and campaign finance reform.


Russ earned a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies / Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A from the Yale School of Management. Russ is fluent in Tagalog and, in his free time, enjoys running, playing ice hockey, and attempting New York Times crossword puzzles.

Kyle Lasewicz

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Kyle joined Arctaris in 2023 and serves as an Associate in our Boston office. As a member of the investment team, Kyle engages in all phases of the deal process and works closely with portfolio companies to support the Arctaris impact strategy through a strong focus on deal operational and growth strategies. Prior to Arctaris, Kyle was a manager in Deloitte’s M&A advisory group focused on providing financial due diligence to life science and healthcare companies.

Kyle holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting both from Bentley University. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and skiing.

Kritika Chadha

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Kritika joined Arctaris in April 2022 and serves as a Senior Analyst on the deal team. She is primarily involved in all phases of the deal process (origination, due diligence, structuring, execution), portfolio company management, and supports operations-related internal efforts.


Prior to Arctaris, Kritika served as an Equity Research Associate at MFS Investment Management, where she analyzed public companies in the consumer sector and provided investment  recommendations to analysts and portfolio managers through fundamental research. Her passion for impact investing started when she got involved in the firm’s volunteer-run impact fund, focused on conducting due diligence for early-stage companies and presenting proposals and investment decisions as part of the Steering Committee.


Kritika holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. Her interests are in table tennis, Indian classical dance, and exploring museums.


Eduardo Sanchez

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Eduardo Sánchez joined Arctaris in 2022 and serves as a Senior Analyst. He is responsible for assisting in portfolio management, investments, strategic projects, business operations, and legal & regulatory for the firm.

Prior to Arctaris, Eduardo was an Associate at WS Development where he primarily focused on portfolio management and assisting with large-scale developments (end-to-end) in the New  England area.

Eduardo holds a BA in Political Science and Min or in Management for Social Impact from Boston College. In his free time, he enjoys listening to salsa, exploring the city, and spending time with his family & friends.