Kate Pletcher is the Founder and CEO of Treehouse Partners. Prior to launching the firm, Kate owned and ran a successful franchised staffing firm in Los Angeles, served as Director of Global Brand Licensing for Skechers (sourcing and managing licensing programs on behalf of the $2 billion brand around the world), and worked as Director of Business Development for bsp (a brand extension consultancy).
Kate received her BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and her MBA from UCLA Anderson. She serves as President of UCLA-Anderson’s 41,000-person strong alumni network, provides sales workshops for a number of individuals and institutions, and is an active member of a number of Los Angeles community organizations. She lives in Venice, CA with her husband Erik, son Cain, daughter Finn, and dog Kirby.