Katie Wilde is a renowned leader in engineering, with an impressive track record in building winning teams and scaling up businesses. She is currently serving as the VP of Engineering at Ambassador Labs, a cloud-native developer experience provider that helps developers code, ship, and run applications quickly and efficiently. From her position, Katie has led a remote team of professionals to deliver top-notch services to their clients, leveraging a culture of transparency and empowerment.
Before joining Ambassador Labs, Katie was the VP of Engineering at Buffer, a mission-driven B2B SaaS service for marketing teams. During her tenure at Buffer, she built an engineering organization from the ground up, hiring both engineers and managers, growing the team from approximately 15 to over 40 engineers, serving eight million users, and 75,000 brands. Under her leadership, Buffer's engineering team scaled up from $5 million to $20 million in annual revenue, acquiring 100,000 new users per month and reaching a monthly audience of more than 1.5 million.
Katie Wilde is not only a leader but a prolific author and a speaker who has extensively contributed to the field of engineering leadership. She has published two books from O'Reilly on the topic and a definitive guide for remote work from Holloway.
Katie's educational background includes a CFA level one, an MSc in Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honours and Bachelor's degrees both in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town. She has also held several positions in different organizations during her career, including Director, Web Application Developer, Web Developer, and Head Tutor, to name a few.