Paula Campbell Roberts (New York) joined KKR in 2017 and is a U.S. Consumer Economist, Managing Director and the Head of Global Consumer & Real Estate Macro & Thematic Investing (CREM). The CREM team partners with KKR’s global macro, real estate, consumer private equity and credit teams in driving the firm’s thematic investing efforts. Prior to joining KKR, Ms. Roberts was an executive director at Morgan Stanley, where she managed coverage of the US consumer sector, advised Fortune 500 CEOs on their consumer strategy, and used big data to predict inflections in key sectors of the economy. Before Morgan Stanley, Ms. Roberts was a management consultant leading case teams and advising Fortune 500 companies at Bain & Co. Ms. Roberts earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University. Currently, Ms. Roberts serves on the boards of The Brearley School and the American Friends of Jamaica. Ms. Roberts is also a Lincoln Center Leadership Fellow.