Current Industry

Sports & Media

Date Joined

December 14, 2020

Referred By

Kate Wahl

Kate Wahl has worked in operations and events in NYC for the last 8+ years. She is currently Chief Operating Officer for BLACE LLC, a booking platform for NYC events. As COO she is responsible for the management of the day-to-day business and oversees all things finance, legal, regulatory, fundraising, partnerships, and people operations. Prior to BLACE, she served as Chief of Staff for theSkimm, a media company with a well-respected brand and community presence. In her four years there she grew the team from 10 to 100+ and owned special projects including launching events programming, spearheading multiple office relocations, managing the co-founders' personal speaking engagements, and securing the company's first book deal with Penguin Random House, where she launched her career.

Kate has done just about everything there is to do in the start-up world and thrives in an all-around-athlete environment. Kate has a Bachelor’s in Economics from Harvard University, where she also played four years of Division I Field Hockey.

Top Areas of Focus

People & Culture
Business Operations
Internal Comms
Exec Team Organization & Mgmt
Strategy & Planning

CoS Start Date

Aug 3, 2016

Current Industry

Sports & Media

Company Size



11 to 15

Previous Experience

Chief of Staff at theSkimm

Pro Tip




  • Building a thoughtful, people-first culture
  • Ability to distill priorities and translate big ideas into actionable plans
  • I can throw a mean event


Most of these are in my bio, but: - navigating a sustainable path through the brunt of the COVID shutdown for BLACE LLC, the events company where I run operations - Landing theSkimm's first book deal at Penguin Random House, where I started my career - The relationships I've built across my career