“Keeping a business running like a Swiss watch means bringing the Swiss chocolate, Swiss cheese, and Swiss army knife to work each day.”
I’m Forty’s Operations Director, which means I’m responsible for the practical details of Forty’s day-to-day business. My goal is to keep us running smoothly, consistently, and efficiently…and do the occasional cupcake run to keep our team fueled and happy.
I wear a lot of hats, but I enjoy the variety. “Operations” encompasses so many different things: bookkeeping, HR, travel planning, administration, copyediting, proofreading, buying, scheduling, and much more. My maternal instincts are known for kicking in, so I also love serving as Forty’s Team Mom. Our team and clients work hard, so I love showering them with ice cream, random gifts, and other treats.
Outside of work, I’m a mom of two (three if you count my husband) and an avid distance runner. At any given time, you’ll probably catch me talking about the run I just completed or the next one I’m planning. I’m convinced all this exercise helps justify my passionate love of chocolate, which you can see in my recent Ignite Phoenix talk: Why do I run? Because I really love dessert!
What people are saying about me:
“Katie has an incredible passion for caring for and serving others . She is incredibly thoughtful and hospitable, and is always striving to find a solution that works for all parties. Working with Katie is an absolute delight! ” – Melissa Balkon, Visual Strategist at Forty
“Katie knows how to get things done and make people feel special. She has played an instrumental role in taking care of our team, and making things run smoothly.” – Shaina Rozen, Communications Director at Forty