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Putnam Katherine

Katherine Putnam
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Katherine E. Putnam is an angel investor, managing director at Golden Seeds Boston, mentor at MIT Venture Mentoring Service and MassChallenge, advisor and board member for various organizations. Formerly, she was president of Package Machinery Company Inc. a manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery for consumer products. She has been actively involved in starting a mentoring program for startups and small businesses on Martha's Vineyard.

Kate has a background in corporate banking in New York, corporate treasury for a Fortune 500 company and consulting to small businesses. She led the investor group that purchased Package in 1996 and arranged the sale in 2015. 

She is a board member and treasurer of the Connecticut River Conservancy and has served as a board member of Baystate Health and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. She also served on the board of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) and the Hampden County Regional Employment Board.  Her prior board service includes both non-profit and public companies as well as start-ups and an industry association. She been a judge for the Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator for its first four years and is now an entrepreneur-in-residence for them. She is a member of the Boston Club.

Kate is married and the mother of three and grandmother to two. She lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband, their chickens and dog.

She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (BA History) and New York University's Stern School of Business (MBA Finance).