About Our Speakers
Kahne Krause, CFA®
Vice President, Dimensional
As Head of Client Communities, Kahne Krause oversees more than 80 groups and forums, ranging from traditional advisor study groups to executive forums and specialized groups focused on common interests, such as Women and Wealth and Sustainable Investing. Dimensional communities provide a place for clients to have trusted conversations, build on their expertise, share ideas, and learn from each other. Kahne has been at Dimensional for over 12 years. In that time, she has also worked closely with RIAs to address their most significant issues, from developing investment solutions to addressing practice management needs to working through strategic business initiatives.
Prior to joining Dimensional, Kahne was a principal audio/video engineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, where she worked on the design and installation of theme park attractions at Disney parks worldwide. Kahne holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University.
Regional Director, Dimensional
Ashley Ilardo is a Regional Director in Dimensional’s Communities team. Based in the Austin office, Ashley facilitates some of the firm’s specialty study groups and communities, including Compliance and Women and Wealth, and helps oversee the 80-plus study groups and communities Dimensional has globally. In this role, she creates content for study groups on topics related to investment solutions, messaging, and business strategy, and shares best practices across the team.
Prior to joining Dimensional, Ashley was an investment executive at National Securities, where she established and maintained relationships with high-net-worth individuals. She holds an MS in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in mathematics and economics from Adelphi University.