Kathryn Collings Laing, JD, CFA

Office Location: 
Severna Park, MD and Lincoln, MA

Kathryn Collings Laing has been a principal with U.S. Boston Capital Corporation since 1997 and has been a personal, investment and business adviser to CEOs, entrepreneurs and other business owners, professionals and academics for over twenty years.  For her work with her clients, in 2012 Kathryn was named to the SmartCEO  magazine’s Wealth Management Readers’ Choice list. 

In addition to providing comprehensive wealth and investment management services grounded by her background in investment banking, finance, economics and law, Kathryn helps her clients use their “human capital” or talents to maximum advantage by managing the intersection of her clients’ business strategy and goals – whether it is a growth, lifestyle or income business - with their personal, financial and family choices.  Kathryn enjoys helping her clients live the “good life,” as each client defines it to include both external measures of success and wealth and internal measures of satisfaction and fulfillment.  

Kathryn is also President of U.S. Boston’s affiliate, Pear Tree Partners, LP, an SEC registered investment adviser that manages private investment funds, investing primarily in growth capital investment opportunities.

Kathryn started her investment career in Mergers & Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs. She also practiced law with Foley Hoag and was Executive Director of a public/private partnership linking business resources with community needs.  Kathryn received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and her B.A. with distinction from Stanford University, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She earned her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.  She is a graduate of the Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship Program.

In her personal life, Kathryn is passionate about community ties and opportunity for all.  She loves to connect people and ideas. Over the course of her career, she has founded and grown several entrepreneurial social ventures that link the business community to the larger community in innovative ways. Kathryn has been active on numerous business, community, and non-profit boards and organizations.  She is currently a member of the Annapolis Rotary and the Anne Arundel Women Giving Together circle.

You can see Kathryn on local public television stations nationwide in a public service informational series on investing.  She is also an online practitioner professor in a film series accompanying a college level textbook on business formation, business growth and stock and business valuation.

When not busy with clients, family and community, Kathryn enjoys walks with her dog, entertaining, reading, running, hiking, biking and just about any outdoor activity so long as it’s partly sunny and/or above freezing.  Kathryn is a formerly avid whitewater kayaker who hasn’t had time recently to keep up with the rivers – but she still remembers and applies the life and business lessons learned on the water.