As CEO of Propel, Kathryn leads Atlantic Canada’s virtual accelerator serving over 90 companies last year. Her mission to raise baby unicorns is empowering founders across the region. She recently led a cross-regional team to launch Startup Atlantic, a pan-regional brand representing the region with a single voice. Previous to Propel, she was the Vice President of Growth and Corporate Strategy at JVPLabs, a MedTech startup focused on telemedicine. She has deep experience scaling young technology companies.

Kathryn holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership from the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College.  Her work experience began in Toronto where she launched and grew the first technology division for a now global Human Capital Management during which she relocated to Europe, where she later ran her own start-up based in Oldenburg, Germany as well as led strategic growth for another start-up in Munich. Back in Canada she then served as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Bluedrop Learning Networks based in St. John’s. She is a regular guest speaker at startup events, chairs the Board of ReportMate, and is passionate about mentoring women in business. Kathryn and her family are based in Saint John.