Featured Speaker – Kate Volzer, Co-Founder & CEO, Wisr

Kate Volzer began her career in higher education administration working in a combination of admissions and career services roles at the University of Chicago. She was a part of the team that grew admissions numbers from 14,000 to applications over 30,000 while improving student yield to over 65%. While in career services her team was responsible for leveraging corporate partners and parents to find career opportunities for students.

Upon receiving her MBA, Kate left her role at UChicago and accepted a position as VP Business Development at DecisionDesk which is an admissions software company based in Lakewood, OH. As a member of the leadership team, she was responsible for strategic partnerships with industry giants and enterprise sales opportunities in the midwest and northeast.

Kate leads the Wisr team as Co-founder and CEO with a focus on strategy and sales. In her spare time she’s a member of the CollegeNow Greater Cleveland Emerging Leaders Board and is a DigitalC Fund Advisory Board member.

Kate received both her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago where she competed as a varsity athlete.

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