Dr. Shlomy Kattan is an impact investor, social entrepreneur, strategy consultant, executive, and Board member who for more than two decades has led organizations at the intersection of innovation and social impact. Shlomy is a Director at Tyton Partners, the leading strategy consulting and investment banking firm serving the global knowledge sector.
Prior to joining Tyton Partners, as an independent consultant Shlomy advised investors, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on innovation, strategy, and partnership development, with a particular focus on human equity. Projects included leading the research and development of a public benefit investing venture with a group of impact-focused families and foundations and advising a national education nonprofit on its long-term strategy.
Shlomy was previously Chief Advancement Officer of the XPRIZE Foundation, where he led the organization’s fundraising efforts through rapid growth, more than doubling lifetime prize purses to $350M. He also, together with Marc Spencer, conceived, developed, recruited the advisory board, and secured funding for the XPRIZE Racial Equity Alliance.
Prior to being named Chief Advancement Officer, Shlomy was Executive Director of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE and led the Foundation’s education and social impact practice area from 2015-2019. Before joining XPRIZE, Shlomy was co-founder & CEO of Kudo Learning, an angel- and government-funded mission-driven education technology startup that became the top children’s learning app in five Latin American markets. He was previously a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group advising Fortune 500 companies following a 10-year career in academia and both traditional education and e-learning.
Shlomy serves on the Governing Boards of the Organization for Social Media Safety, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and the Personalization in Education Challenge in Israel. From 2016 to 2020, he served on the School Board of Directors of the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, the largest charter school network in Los Angeles and larger than 75% of school districts in California. He earned his PhD and MA in Education and a BA in Legal Studies and Italian all from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Wenner-Gren Fellow and graduated with High Honors and Distinction.