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Katherine has a proven track record of launching and leading media and technology companies. For the past six years, Katherine has served as CEO for GenArts, Inc., the leading provider of visual effects software to the media and entertainment industries worldwide. She joined in 2008 and has more than doubled the company's number of enterprise customers. In 2013, she extended the company to include a consumer spin-off, Vivoom, to address the $14 billion dollar sports and events sponsorship market via a platform for branded digital assets and sponsorships that can be inserted into user generated content.

Prior to GenArts, Katherine was the co-founder and COO/CFO of in-game advertising network, Massive Incorporated, where she took the company from business plan through two rounds of VC funding ($20M) and eventually sold the company to Microsoft in 2006. Katherine stayed at Microsoft for two years as part of the acquisition and was then recruited by Insight Venture Partners to be CEO of GenArts. During her time at Massive, she was the co-inventor and author of two technical patents relating to Massive’s real-time advertising solution, and, while at Microsoft, authored an additional patent for composite media delivery. Prior to Massive Incorporated, Katherine was an equity research analyst with Goldman Sachs covering global media companies, including AOL, Time Warner, Disney, News Corp., and Vivendi Universal. Katherine additionally worked in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney. She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in Art and Archaeology, and holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School.

Katherine was named a Woman to Watch by Mass High Tech in 2012 and won “Best Executive” at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2011. She was featured in the New York Times' weekly “Corner Office” column and in Adam Bryant’s recent book “Quick and Nimble; Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation.” Harvard Business School published a case on Katherine’s path at Massive that has been taught at Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, MIT and Princeton in their graduate and undergraduate programs.

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Founder & CEO

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

CEO & Board of Dirtector

Jun, 2008 - Current   (over 8 years)
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2003
2008
COO
1999
2001
Equity Research Analyst, Global Media Practice

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