Katz has been elected director of the Hedge Fund Association Board of Directors on two separate occasions. At the 2011 Hedge Fund Summit he was honored with the Young Leadership Award.
Before founding Crawford Ventures, Inc., he served as President, North America, at Paulownia Capital where he worked in the fields of compliance, fund operations, fundraising, investor relations and risk.
Katz grew up in Forest Hills, New York. In 2010 he married Ruth Ellen Weintraub and today the couple live in New York City.