Catherine Stewart

Chief Business Officer
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Automattic (WordPress.com)

Catherine is the Chief Business Officer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. At Automattic, she built the company’s go-to-market functions, including marketing, inside sales, partnerships, and corporate development. This work contributed to growing the company’s valuation from $1B in 2014 to $3B in 2019. Previously at Facebook, she helped launch the Ad Tech business unit and led the three-year planning process. Prior to that, she helped Random House transition from selling physical to digital books, and was a strategy consultant at McKinsey.

Catherine received an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BA from Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was the recipient of the Hilgendorf Fellowship. She currently lives in San Francisco, CA, and in addition to her role at Automattic, serves as an advisor to several start-ups in the technology and media sectors.