Katie A. Gailes
Director, Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Wake Technical Community College
Katie is an experienced professional with over 10 years of experience counseling and coaching small business owners and entrepreneurs. Though most have been service-oriented, the common thread among all of them has been lack of familiarity with the resources in the Triangle and how to use them. Often, her role with small business owners and entrepreneurs has been performing triage on their needs so that she can refer them to the right next place to go. Before moving into small business consulting, she had a long career with IBM where she worked in sales, channel marketing, integrated product development, public and analyst relations, and worldwide channel enablement. She managed centralized and distributed teams for several divisions.