Katie joined Norwest Venture Partners in 2001 and she has more than 20 years of technology, venture capital marketing and services experience. At Norwest she leads the firm’s portfolio services team. In this role, Katie collaborates with Norwest portfolio company entrepreneurs and connects them with the firm’s diverse network of resources. She partners with Norwest’s talent, people advisory, and marketing teams on business development opportunities, talent acquisition strategies, strategic workshops and summits, and other entrepreneur-focused advisory services.
Before joining Norwest, Katie was director of corporate communications at Calico Commerce, Inc., an e-commerce software company, where she was responsible for strategic planning and execution of public relations, investor relations and customer relations programs.
Earlier, Katie was an account supervisor at the Horn Group, a San Francisco-based public relations consultancy, where she developed and managed full-spectrum corporate public relations programs for such companies as Calico Commerce, Norwest Venture Partners, Commerce One, the Chasm Group, Eloquent, McKinsey & Company’s electronic commerce practice and Visigenic Software (acquired by Borland). Previously she worked in the Ketchum Public Relations Technology Group in San Francisco, where her clients included Hewlett Packard, Federal Express and Genentech.
Katie holds a bachelor of science in journalism with a concentration in public relations from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Get To Know Katie
- What was your first concert?
Thompson Twins & Flock of Seagulls at the Hollywood Bowl
- What are your favorite quotes?
"If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat." - Sheryl Sandberg
- What is something that people may not know about you?
My first cousin, twice removed was the president of Mexico from 1976-1982 (President Lopez Portillo)