Katie Cochrane

Contributor, Operations

Katie is passionate about defining organizational strategy and creating business operations that centers around user experience – whether that be for an internal team or external customers – process is meant to serve people.

Katie has the unique experience of assisting in the growth of three successful Chicago technology start-ups and now utilizes her expertise to provide small to midsize organizations with the business execution and leadership assistance that is imperative for success, but often out of reach at early phases of organizational growth. As a contributor for Vertical, she is leading the creation of a user centric customer support tool that will serve the client success process now and in the future.

Before going out on her own, Katie held a variety of roles in healthcare, finance, ed-tech, and energy industries. Katie worked alongside select members of the Vertical team at Spotlite, which was acquired by Rally Health, and later United Health Group in 2015.

When she isn’t working, she enjoys taking in the amazing sites, sounds, and smells that Chicago has to offer, and visiting her three nieces and nephews that live on the west coast.

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