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Katie Drucker

Head of Business Development and Partnerships

Katie joined Madrona as Head of Business Development and Partnerships in early 2019.

A Seattle-native, Katie is a seasoned technology executive whose twenty-five year career has spanned a broad set of technology innovation – from telecom to security, from large enterprise, to start ups, to venture capital. Her keen, strategic insight has built new business opportunities, identified highly profitable investments, and forged high-value partnerships resulting in well over a billion dollars of value creation. As Head of Business Development and Partnerships, Katie brings a global and Seattle based approach to building meaningful relationships with both corporate and governmental organizations looking to be on the cutting edge of technology innovation. Her work to nurture and expand Madrona’s network of senior execs, advise companies on partnership strategies and building deep customer relationships will enhance the programs that Madrona has put in place over recent years.

PAST LIVES

Katie was most recently a startup entrepreneur. She co-founded two companies, PolyVerse, cutting-edge, cyber security solution aimed at preventing large-scale data breaches, and Protemo (Formerly Sigby) where she executed a massive pivot in company strategy. At both companies she ran operations, sales, and touched all aspects of starting a technology based startup which included raising millions of dollars from both venture and Seattle-Area angel investors. Prior to working as an early stage entrepreneur, she was a partner at Trilogy Equity, where she sourced investments, served on boards, and developed the team over her six year tenure.

Katie began her career in wireless at McCaw Cellular and at Nextel, where she was responsible for M&A activity in excess of $700M as well as international license expansion. In addition, Katie served on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (Seattle Chapter) and she is also a member of Women Corporate Directors.

EDUCATION

Katie holds a BA in History and Asian Studies from Connecticut College in New London, CT.