Katie Chiupka

Manager of Business Development and Partnerships

Katie Chiupka

Katie Chiupka

Manager of Business Development and Partnerships

Katie joined Madrona in 2021. She works to drive business growth and identify partnership opportunities for Madrona portfolio companies.

Journey to Madrona

Katie came to Madrona from Slalom Consulting. While at Slalom, Katie was responsible for developing and implementing strategic business and technology programs for various Seattle-based companies. Katie built a reputation as a trusted adviser by understanding clients’ individual business needs, managing through effective communication, and delivering results.

Katie started her career at a local Seattle startup delivering a business strategy to bring in-person design experiences online. She also expanded her digital retail experience working for Microsoft and Zulily. Katie has a diverse background, including business consulting, digital enablement, business development, program/product management, and marketing.

Lessons learned

Throughout Katie’s career, she has been fortunate to work across different business organizations, industries, and backgrounds. She has learned the common thread across all success lies with building a strong relationship, open communication, and trust with the team you are working with – and always following through.

When she’s not in the office…

Outside of work, Katie enjoys golfing when the weather permits and skiing in the winter when the conditions are right. She also loves traveling to new and familiar places to see family and friends. Her favorite way to start her day is a morning walk with coffee and a Pilates class at her favorite studio — it sets the tone for a successful day to have a successful morning.


Katie is from the Seattle area and graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s in society, ethics, and human behaviors.

Katie on Madrona

“At Madrona, I am inspired by the drive and passion our team puts into every one of our companies. The collaboration amongst team members to support, lift up, and hustle to make our companies — and one another — the best they can be, inspires me daily.”