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Kathy Pattison

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Previously SVP Marketing, Fiksu. Previously Marketing Consultant, Fiksu.

Previously SVP Marketing, Fiksu. Previously Marketing Consultant, Fiksu.

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Involved In

Advisor

BeekeepingIO
Fiksu
The Advent School

Positions

Marketing Consultant Kaarta October 2016 - present
Marketeer Marketing Consulting March 2016 - present
Consultant Independent Marketing Advisor, Mentor and Consultant March 2016 - present
Marketing Consultant Ecovent May 2016 - August 2016
Marketing Consultant MailWise LLC January 2006 - November 2008
Vice President Marketing Color Kinetics Incorporated March 1998 - May 2005
Market Development Executive Apple Computer, Inc. January 1990 - June 1996
Account Executive Quark, Inc. August 1988 - December 1989
SVP Marketing Fiksu December 2013 - September 2015
Marketing Consultant Fiksu September 2010 - November 2013
Marketing Consultant Ketra, Inc. December 2011 - January 2012
Marketing Consultant Ecosense Lighting May 2008 - October 2010
Marketing Consultant Torrent, Inc. March 2008 - October 2009
Marketing Consultant MailWise, LLC January 2006 - November 2008
Vice President Marketing Color Kinetics March 1998 - May 2005
Director of Marketing, North America Psion, Inc. June 1996 - March 1998
Market Development Executive Apple January 1990 - June 1996
Account Executive Quark Software Inc. August 1988 - December 1989
Account Executive KWS Advertising August 1985 - June 1988
Coordinator TeleSession Inc. July 1984 - July 1985

Education

Syracuse University Marketing/Advertising 1980 - 1984
Syracuse University London Centre 1982 - 1982

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Building a team • Brand Development • Product Marketing • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am available as a paid consultant for projects of interest.

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Micah Adler
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder, Fiksu. Previously Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cogo Labs. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Kathy is great: she understands what it means to grow a company.
Suzanne Turcotte
We worked together  •  General Counsel & SVP of Human Resources, ALEX AND ANI. Previously Corporate Counsel, Alent plc.
Kathy brings experienced thought-strategy in all key aspects of marketing. She has real experience as one of the first executives hired in a ... start-up that grew into a multi-million dollar business. Kathy continues to be my go-to person for advice on marketing insights on all current and emerging marketing trends and experiences over various industries. She is both creative and discipline, thus bridges the gap easily between creative marketing and operations.
Suzanne Turcotte
We worked together  •  General Counsel & SVP of Human Resources, ALEX AND ANI. Previously Corporate Counsel, Alent plc.
Kathy brings experienced thought-strategy in all key aspects of marketing. She has real experience as one of the first executives hired in a ... start-up that grew into a multi-million dollar business. Kathy continues to be my go-to person for advice on marketing insights on all current and emerging marketing trends and experiences over various industries. She is both creative and discipline, thus bridges the gap easily between creative marketing and operations.
Nicole DuFauchard
We worked together  •  Head Of School, The Advent School. Previously Board Member, Girl Talk Foundation, Inc..
Kathy is a critical thinker and helps organizations look holistically at their opportunities and refine and expand.
Gary Mueller
We worked together  •  Senior Advisor, HighVista Strategies and Chairman, Cerebellum Capital, Inc. Harvard Business School grad. Harvard grad.
Kathy is incredibly talented, intelligent and a great team-player. She lead and drove marketing for Color Kinetics, from when it was small, ... all the way through our IPO. She would be an incredible asset and resource for any quickly-growing start-up.
Mira Genser Woods
We worked together  •  Marketing Communications Consultant, Flywire (formerly peerTransfer) and Managing Director, Open Networking User Group (ONUG).
Kathy is an incredible strategist and marketeer. She has the resources and roll-up your sleeves attitude to create incredible brands and mar ... keting for any company trying to make a BIG mark in the industry.
Sarah Fay
They're my friends  •  Managing Director, Partner, Glasswing Ventures. We specialize in Series A funding of AI related start ups
Kathy is well known for building Fiksu's marketing machine and helping to grow the business into a respected and large mobile marketing plat ... form.
Alex Rowland
C-founder, Ampdesk. Co-founder, AdSource. Director UGV Fund. Previously co-founder and President, Emerge Digital Group.
Has held multiple senior marketing positions and has always performed an amazing job
Chris Shuptrine
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Resolv Fitness. Previously VP, Product Marketing, Fiksu. University of Virginia grad. Harvard grad.
Kathy is one of those people you can rely on for any task, from brand strategy to creative thinking to delivering measurable results. This m ... ixture of high-level vision and hands-on execution is rare to find in a marketer. On top of that, Kathy is a joy to work with. It was a great honor to spend five years working closely with her, and I know that her talents would benefit any company, regardless of size or industry.
Gretchen Effgen
They're my friends  •  VP Sales & Business Development, coUrbanize and Member Board of Directors, CivicSmart.
Kathy brings a depth of expertise and she listens and seeks first to understand before attempting to diagnose and recommend. She is personab ... le, approachable and friendly. Her creativity and problem solving capabilities would be incredibly helpful to fast growing businesses - or ones that aspire to be. Kathy is professional and her unquestionable integrity would make her a top notch advisor.
Fritz Morgan
We worked together  •  General Manager, DEKA Research & Development and Strategic Advisor, Digital Lumens. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Kathy is very passionate about taking unique new ideas and bringing them to market. She has an incredible drive and I am always impressed wi ... th her ability to come up with well though out new approaches to hard problem. He can do attitude is contagious.
Brent Turner
We worked together  •  SVP, Solutions, Cramer. Previously Chief Digital Officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Boston grad.
Kathy has every quality you want in an advisor and mentor. On the work front, she has the experience and chops (see her background). On the ... personal front, she is hands-on in the details, strategic on the mission, and straight on as an amazing leader.
Ihsan Ecemis
We worked together  •  VP of Technology, Fiksu and Cofounder and Partner, Digital Biology Partners. Boston grad.
Kathy was instrumental for the success of Fiksu. She helped define the brand, develop and execute our marketing strategy, and build a team t ... hat can over-deliver not only during the startup phase but successfully transition into more structured corporate culture.

Dave Strickler
Backend architecture, creation & systems operations, Facetopo and Founder and CEO, Strickler Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a DWS). Boston grad.
Dave's got a great balance of experiences - from founder with a successful exit to see a problem, roll up sleeves, start coding, make real s ... olution to problem.

Chris Shuptrine
Co-Founder, Resolv Fitness. Previously VP, Product Marketing, Fiksu. University of Virginia grad. Harvard grad.
I can vouch that Chris is a rock star. He’s ethical, sharp, intuitive, and starts every day out of the gate running and keeps on running. ... He’s an original and creative thinker with a knack for decluttering concepts and cleanly framing and communicating function and value. He plays well with others, never shy to weigh in on his opinion while at the same time open to discussion, debate and guidance.