Kathy Leake


Qualia was Kathy’s most recent company which had an exit to ALC in October 2019. As CEO, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Qualia, Kathy and her team were pioneers of cross-device technology.  Qualia was a big-data platform that ingested and processed 1.5 Petabytes of data, 100 Billion signals, mapped to 600 Million devices. ALC, a 35-year-old data company, was one of Qualia’s biggest clients before they acquired Qualia.

Prior to joining Qualia, Kathy was a Founder of Dstillery, a Social Targeting company. At Dstillery, Kathy developed the positioning, strategy and go-to-market blueprint for the company. She successfully took Dstillery to market and drove the company from pre-revenue to $20 million in revenue and $100 million valuation in 2 years. Kathy is passionate about creating new methods of ad targeting and has been published in numerous articles for industry leading publications including Ad Age, Ad Week, eMarketer, CMO.com, MediaPost, Business Insider, Tech Crunch, GigaOM, Mobile Marketer, Venture Beat and Internet Retailer.

Kathy has been awarded:
• Forbes “Top 11 Women Who Started Amazing Companies”
• Forbes “America’s Most Promising Companies of 2013” (Qualia and Dstillery)
• Inc. Magazine ranked Qualia #204 on Inc. 500 America’s Fastest Growing Companies
• Inc. Magazine ranked Qualia the “3rd Fastest Growing Company in NYC With a Female CEO” in 2014
• TechCrunch “40 People Who Are Living Proof You Can Make It in Silicon Valley after 40”
• Owler one of the “Top Ranked CEO’s in NYC” 2017
• Stevie award for “Female Executive of the Year” 2014
• Folio “Top Women in Media” 2014
• NY Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” 2014
• SmartCEO “Top 50 CEO’s in NYC” in 2013 and 2014
• “Influencer in NYC Tech Scene” as voted in by 700 entrepreneurs 2014
• Mobile Marketer’s Mobile “Women to Watch” 2013
• Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Women in Mobile” 2012 and 2013