Kate Meissner

Kate Meissner is director of strategy and growth at Axios, where she is responsible for the company's strategy and business development. Axios (means “worthy” in Greek) will use “elegant efficiency” and “smart brevity” to deliver top insights and reporting on business, tech, media trends and politics to smart, engaged readers. Prior to joining Axios, Kate managed strategy at Politico, where she played a key role in developing the company's domestic and international expansion strategy and diversifying its subscription products. Kate joined Politico following a stint at Avascent, a management consultancy in Washington with a focus on policy-driven businesses. At Avascent, Kate was an engagement manager specializing in strategic due diligence, advising corporate and private equity investors on transactions with total deal values up to $1.1B. Kate graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was senior class marshal and convocation speaker. She first cut her teeth in journalism and the business of internet media as editor-in-chief of Student Life, named a top college newspaper in the U.S. by the Associated Press for her year as editor.