Catherine Lien is a Principal at GEF Capital Partners. She is based in Washington, D.C. and joined GEF Capital Partners in 2021. Ms. Lien is responsible for sourcing, structuring, and monitoring investments as well as leading the impact and ESG strategy in North America.

She has over a decade of experience sourcing and executing private equity, venture capital, and growth equity transactions as well as working closely with management teams and boards on strategic initiatives. Prior to joining GEF Capital, Ms. Lien worked at impact investment firm, Impact Engine, and private equity investment firm, McNally Capital, as well as in investment banking at J.P. Morgan Chase and transaction advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Lien currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lifecycle Renewables, Murf Electric Bikes, and Next Step Energy Solutions. She is also a Board Observer for EnviroMix.

Ms. Lien graduated with dual degrees, a B.S. in Finance and B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign