Email: katepurmal@gmail.com

Phone: 650.508.9832

LinkedIn: Kate Purmal

Kate Purmal

Kate is a technology executive who advises and coaches CEOs and senior executives. She is a board director, strategic advisor, interim executive and business coach.


Kate conducts research on gender equity in the C-Suite as a Senior Industry Fellow at Georgetown University Women's Leadership Institute.

Kate was previously Senior Vice President of Digital Content at SanDisk. She served as CEO of the software joint venture U3 (merged with SanDisk in 2007), co-founded Liquid Machines (acquired by Check Point Software Technologies in 2010), and was a member of the founding management team at Palm, Inc (acquired by US Robotics in 1995).

Kate is the co-author of The Moonshot Effect, co-author of Changing Tides, and a frequent business school guest lecturer including Stanford GSB and Georgetown McDonough School of Business.