Katie Katz

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Katie Katz, Chief People Officer


I have spent my career primarily supporting small to medium-sized start-ups in high growth mode. Prior to joining Aduro Advisors, I spent 5 years in People Operations at CreativeLive, a VC-backed online creative education company. While there, the company doubled in size and I was responsible for supporting both the people and business operations functions. My earlier roles include office management at a non-profit, Samasource, and opening and operating group fitness training studios.

Why Aduro?

I love being able to support a company through rapid growth. At my core, I am an empathetic leader and a natural problem solver, two traits that strongly align with how we want to run the company and that has been clear to me from the start. There is full alignment at the leadership level that our team and clients come first, we can solve for the rest.

In my spare time:

You will find me in motion in one way or other thanks to my husband, two kids, and two dogs, they keep me on the go! Beyond family time I enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, gardening, and exercise.


San Francisco State University, coursework in both Psychology and Business Administration.