As chief financial officer, Kathleen oversees finance, treasury and accounting as well as legal operations and corporate development for Zillow Group and its portfolio of brands.
Kathleen joined Zillow in 2010 as general counsel, and served as chief operating officer from 2013 to 2015. Kathleen has played a pivotal role in all of Zillow’s key corporate finance initiatives including Zillow’s 2011 initial public offering, two follow-on equity offerings, and all 14 of the company’s acquisitions, including Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads and Naked Apartments. As COO, she ran mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, human resources, legal and customer support.
Kathleen has received numerous awards including: Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year for a large public company, Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2012 Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year, Seattle Business Magazine’s 2013 General Counsel of the Year, San Francisco Business Times’ 2013 Corporate Counsel of the Year finalist, and honoree in San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2014.
Before joining Zillow, Kathleen served as General Counsel of Hotwire, StubHub, Flip Video camera maker Pure Digital Technologies, and FanSnap.
Kathleen received her juris doctor with honors from University of Chicago Law School, and received her bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. Kathleen is on the board of directors of Apptio and currently serves on the University of Chicago Law School Council.