Kathy Leake is the CEO and board member of Crux Intelligence – an AI-based personal analyst for business professionals.
Kathy is a serial entrepreneur and founder of several technology companies, from ideation, scaling up to combined revenue of $45MM. Before Crux Intelligence, Kathy was CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairwoman of Qualia (acquired by ALC). Qualia is a pioneer of cross-device technology with a big-data platform that ingested and processed 1.5 petabytes of data and 100 billion signals, mapped to 600 million devices.
She was also the founder of Dstillery, a Social Targeting company. She developed the positioning, strategy, and go-to-market blueprint and successfully drove the company from pre-revenue to $20 million in revenue and $100 million in valuation in 2 years.
Kathy is published in industry-leading publications, including Forbes, Ad Age, Ad Week, eMarketer, CMO.com, MediaPost, Business Insider, Tech Crunch, GigaOM, Mobile Marketer, Venture Beat, and Internet Retailer.
She has been awarded Forbes “Top 11 Women Who Started Amazing Companies” and “America’s Most Promising Companies” (Qualia & Dstillery). Kathy is recognized for leadership at innovative companies by Inc. Magazine, TechCrunch, and SmartCEO, to name a few.
She has a BS in Business Admin & Management from the University of Southern California. Her interests include harnessing data and technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, probabilistic modeling, and algorithms for big data, to build innovative businesses.