With over 20 years of experience across education, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 consulting, Katie Vivalo Rouse is a trusted advisor to boards, executive teams and organizations as they grapple with charting their future impact. Within education, Katie has years of experience working with charter and K-12 systems at the state, district, and individual school level, colleges and universities, and education-related nonprofits.
An empathetic and thoughtful leader who invests deeply in setting teams up for success, Katie is passionate about supporting organizations to build and create diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams. She has extensive experience in supporting boards and committees through values- and impact-aligned decision making. Pragmatic and deeply empathetic – hearing what is said and unsaid, Katie’s clients elevate and value her ability to facilitate discussions that surface disagreement and lead to decisions.
Before joining Storbeck Search | DSG as a Managing Director, Katie served as a Partner in the Strategic Advising Practice at Bellwether, the Chief Operating Officer at DC Prep, and worked at Bain & Company. Katie earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Education & Sociology/Anthropology from Swarthmore College, and she also holds an Executive Certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University. Katie is an alumna of The Broad Residency. Katie lives in DC Metro with her family. She enjoys jogging with her dog and is an avid high school field hockey fan and an advocate for LGBTQIA+ students and their families.