Kate is passionate about people, building companies & communities and inspiring others to harness their unique strengths and potential, both in and out of the office. She has been working with startups since 2005 and has served as the Head of Talent and People for companies based in Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, Denver, New York and Phoenix. In February she launched her new startup: CoVibe, where she and her team partner with Founders/Co-Founders/CEOs to build their startups with a people-first mindset. She prides herself in building and shaping companies through culture, developing and enhancing programs that empower people, building authentic teams and coaching new managers/founders as their businesses scale and grow.
Along those same lines, Kate lends her time and talent to supporting many local nonprofit and community organizations for entrepreneurs, (not least being Startup Week PHX). Outside of her work, she’s also the proud mother of a 5-year-old who is a constant reminder of the importance of inspiring the next generation of future leaders and innovators and celebrating the daily joys of life. She’s known for her approachability, authenticity, enthusiasm and natural ability to bring out “the fun” in groups she’s leading.