Board Director, Advisor, and Chief Operating Officer
Catherine is currently on the Board of Directors at Hologram, a leading global IoT connectivity platform, and BlackCart, which offers “Try Before You Buy” payment technology to eCommerce merchants. She serves as a venture partner at Basis Set Ventures, as well as advises companies in the technology space such as Galileo, Sanity, and Syndio. She has also made angel investments in companies such as Mobile Coin, Ergeon, Caraway, and Oura.
Catherine is the former Chief Operating Officer at Shippo, a shipping software company backed by Bessemer and D1, where she led Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Customer Success, Customer Support, People Ops, Product Management, and Product Design. During her time at the company, Shippo’s revenue grew 3x faster than the US eCommerce shipping market, and the company’s valuation grew from $220M to over $1B in less than 18 months.
Prior to joining Shippo, Catherine was the Chief Business Officer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, during the company’s growth from a valuation of $1B to $7.5B. While at the company, she led the acquisition and integration of WooCommerce. Previously at Facebook, she helped launch the Facebook Audience Network and led the three-year planning process, and at Random House, worked on the transition from physical to digital books. Catherine began her career as a strategy consultant at McKinsey.