Why Work with Us

  • We are experts in the strategic development of business with extensive experience in helping companies to make smart location decisions and in assisting economic development professionals to secure high-value investment.
  • We specialise in Financial & Professional Services & Technology.
  • Our extensive client portfolio includes Allen & Overy, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Herbert Smith Freehills, Axiom Law, Convergys, Augentius Fund Services and Barclays.
  • We have a proven track record that is unique in our industry.
  • Our approach is highly practical and output focussed and we have no fear of performance-related pricing.
  • Our service is bespoke and confidential.
  • Based in London, we have an extensive network of CXO contacts in the UK & Europe, which we  leverage for the benefit of our clients. For clients that need access to resources in the US, Middle East and APAC, we use a select cadre of trusted associates.


Meet Our Leadership Team


Karena Vaughan - Managing Director

Karena Vaughan –
Founder & Managing Director

Karena Vaughan

Karena Vaughan is Founder and Managing Director of Catalina Consulting. Karena is a leading authority on foreign direct investment with a proven track record in helping companies to make smart location decisions and in helping regions to secure high-value investment. Read more… 



Louise Cook - Senior Consultant

Louise Cook – Senior Consultant Customer Delivery

Louise Cook

Louise Cook is Senior Consultant at Catalina Consulting. Louise has extensive experience in economic development and in supporting companies through the location decision-making process. Read more…




Lyle English, Senior Consultant Learning & Development

Lyle English

Lyle is Senior Consultant, Learning & Development. He is an expert in learning and development with more than 20 years’ experience in delivering leadership, sales and coaching programmes to companies including Thomson Reuters and Caterpillar. He is a Master Trainer and is skilled in designing and running Train the Trainer programmes. Read more…