I'm Katy.

I’m an entrepreneur and startup consultant with a passion for building brands, crafting scalable processes, and nurturing healthy workplaces. 

I got my early start in non-profits and politics, but soon translated that scrappiness into the world of startups. In the span of a few years, I graduated from Harvard with honors, worked with a company that grew from Seed to Series B, and joined a venture capital firm. 

After learning from consumer companies, B2B companies, political companies, parenting companies, stealth companies, buzzy companies, and many more, I took the leap to launch my own startup consultancy. Within six months, I built a six-figure business that continues to grow alongside my clients. 

Along the way, I’ve worked with over 40 companies worth a combined $50+ million. I’ve advised stealth-mode solo founders, Series A CEOs, and everyone in between. I’m a generalist partner to growing teams, with expertise in everything from marketing to hiring. I understand how lasting brands are built, how healthy teams are nurtured, and the pitfalls to avoid when scaling a startup. 

Outside of working with startups, building my own startup, and exploring a better system of work/life, I’m traveling around the U.S. on a 12-month road trip with my fiancé. Someday we’ll adopt the sphynx cat of my dreams. 
 

working with me

I often build ongoing relationships with my clients because they recognize the value of adding a sharp, impact-focused generalist to their team. I consult in the way that I’d want to be consulted for: I’m communicative and responsive, collaborative with existing team members and efforts, and quick to intuit the dynamics of a new market, brand, or team dynamic.

 

I work with clients that share my core values:

 

  • Growth-minded: I’m ambitious, tenacious, and forward-looking, and I get along best with clients who are too. Let’s scale impressive organizations together. 
     

  • Empathetic: Empathy is at the core of my user research services, and all of my clients agree on the importance of operating with a keen understanding of where the user or stakeholder is coming from. 
     

  • Obsessed with the best: I’ve been Type A since I organized my Halloween candy by type and color in elementary school; these days, I connect with clients who also love a great spreadsheet and won’t settle for anything less than excellent. 

clients include:

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startups: tech companies, small businesses, solopreneurs,

non-profits, movements, and more

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