Kate Purmal

Kate Purmal, the author of The Moonshot Effect, is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, board director and investor who advises and coaches CEOs and senior executives. She is a Senior Industry Fellow at Georgetown University where she conducts research on gender equity in the C-Suite. Kate has served as COO and board member of Versaic (acquired by Benevity in 2017), and a Senior Vice President at SanDisk, the CEO of the software joint venture U3 (acquired b y SanDisk), co-founder of Liquid Machines (acquired by Check Point), and on the founding management team at Palm, Inc (acquired by US Robotics). She lives in Sausalito, CA with her husband and two dogs and is an avid sailor and mountain biker. 


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