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Kathy Steele is passionate about people, serious about business growth, and loves to help the underdog cause in her community. She is fortunate to "do it all" in her role as CEO of Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology. She is the company visionary overseeing growth, strategic partnerships, and employee engagement.
Kathy is a serial entrepreneur starting three companies prior, but Red Caffeine is the one she feels is getting it right. Founded with Purpose, Vision and Values, along with her decision to operate with open book finances is why it’s growing so fast. Kathy has been recognized nationally and locally for entrepreneurial excellence, creative direction, and business acumen.
Kathy speaks and writes about being an entrepreneur and how marketing impacts business growth. She is a contributor to Forbes and Business 2 Community. She has also delivered keynote presentations, and workshops on branding, marketing, and business culture.
She has a relentless enthusiasm for great causes, donating her time and expertise to industry groups and non-profit organizations. She is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for Future Founders, an Executive Council Member for the Executive Breakfast Club, Chicago’s Local Group Leader for the Small Giants Community, Corporate Member of Conscious Capitalism and a Great Game of Business Practitioner. She likes to foster relationships with leaders who share her strong focus on business ethics, social responsibility, and economic sustainability.
Kathy lives the company value of work-life balance, but in her case, it is more accurate to say work hard, play hard. In her "play"-time she hangs out with her wonderful husband, “bar friends”, their four grown children, and her to two amazing grandkids who call her “Gigi”. She enjoys a competitive game of tennis, eating and drinking in exotic locations, and being just good enough to golf on some of the world’s most breathtaking courses.