Kathy Timko

Kathy is the founder and CEO of Virendia, LLC where she provides advisory and consulting services to emerging and mid-stage, technology-focused companies. She holds key management and Advisory Board roles in several NY-based start-ups focused on Social Network Engagement, Personalized Online Career Resources, Crowd-sourced News Reporting, and Social Media Marketing for local businesses. In 2009, Kathy was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Canoe Ventures and became interim CEO in 2011. Canoe Ventures, a joint venture of the six leading cable companies, was formed to provide TV networks, advertising agencies and brand managers access to national advanced advertising products and media analytics. Before joining Canoe, Kathy held several senior management positions at IDT, serving as COO and CTO of IDT Telecom where she oversaw the unit's more than $2B retail and wholesale businesses, Kathy also served as COO of Carrier Services and was appointed to the IDT Telecom Board of Directors in 2001. Prior to IDT, Kathy was the EVP of Development and Operations at Call Sciences, a start-up company focused on Personal Number Services, and worked on communications and software systems at Bellcore, and Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN). From 2006 - 2010, Kathy served as an independent director on the board of Motionbox, Inc. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University. More detailed information can be foundĀ here.