Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Katie G. (as she has been known for two decades) supports the Strategic Partnerships team as Senior Manager. Her primary responsibility is to facilitate Greentown Launch, Greentown’s flagship internal accelerator, in which Greentown Labs teams up with at least one strategic partner to identify and derisk startups for potential investment and partnership.
Prior to joining Greentown Labs, Katie G. entered the energy management industry over five years at Schneider Electric. Her wide-ranging corporate experience enables her to credibly engage with Greentown Launch sponsors. Katie G. was an early participant in Schneider’s Continuous Improvement Development program, earning her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt while leading projects to improve customer satisfaction in sales and service processes. She went on to serve on the Strategy Execution team supporting Schneider’s US Operations, leading initiatives in governance, process improvement, and portfolio optimization across a $3.5B organization. One of her favorite experiences at Schneider was serving as the President of the Boston chapter of Schneider’s Emerging Professionals Network. On a sunny Thursday in July 2018, she found herself pitching onstage at Greentown for the Bold Ideas Challenge (Schneider’s iteration of Greentown Launch). Katie G.’s idea was not selected for the program, but the rest was history.
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Katie G. holds a BBA in Economics & Finance from the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago (“go forth and set the world on fire”), where she had the opportunity to observe water management innovation in Lima, Peru, and to research the experiences of immigrant entrepreneurs onsite in Rome and Beijing through Loyola’s Ricci Scholars program. She enjoys cheering on Loyola basketball (go Ramblers!) and reassuring people that her last name is actually not that hard to pronounce (it rhymes with “voice”). You can connect with Katie G. on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via Email.