Kate is a leader with experience running design teams at enterprise scale and at startups alike. She brings a wealth of management, design, and product experience to our portfolio companies.
Kate has built design teams at eBay, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Wealthfront. She joined the first user experience team at eBay before taking her experience to LinkedIn where she started their user research team. As Facebook’s first design executive, Kate grew the organization from 20 to 200, establishing multidisciplinary design teams in front end engineering, user research, content strategy, and communication design. Kate joined Wealthfront in 2015 as their first vice president of design. She was integral in driving product strategy and defining their product development process.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She was named to Fast Company’s list of the Most Influential Designers and to Ad Age’s Most Creative People. She has also served as a juror for the National Design Awards. In her spare time, Kate coaches executive teams, teaching them to better leverage design and train upcoming design leaders.