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Kate Burke

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Private Wealth

Years at AB  /  Years of Experience


Kate Burke is the Chief Operating Officer of AB, responsible for overseeing all corporate functions of the firm. Additionally, in 2021 she became the Head of Private Wealth, overseeing wealth advisors, client service, investment strategists, and engagement. She was previously chief administrative officer, and, prior to that, head of Human Capital and Chief Talent Officer. Burke has more than two decades of financial services and consulting industry experience. She joined Bernstein Research in 2004 in institutional sales, where she rose to senior vice president and managing director, overseeing institutional sales teams in the Midwest, New York and Canada. Prior to joining the firm, Burke was a manager at A.T. Kearney, where she led client cross-divisional organizational development programs. She holds a BA in economics from College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.