Katie Chaput first became involved with IDEA as member of SnoworSand, a student travel company, and one of IDEA's leading ventures in 2011. Chaput spent two years living in Florence, Italy where she was responsible for all European Sales and Business Development strategies with SnoworSand. She thrives on working in teams and derives thrills from finding those "light bulb moments" when she had an idea.Chaput brings an invaluable skill to account acquisition and client management and is known for her creative thinking and new ideas.
Prior to her experience overseas, Chaput worked as a Commercial Markets Underwriter for Liberty Mutual where she managed a diverse book of business with account sizes ranging from $1-5 Million. In this capacity, Chaput built a strong reputation for negotiating and managing client relationships. Most recently, Katie worked in International Fundraising with Northeastern where she raised $100k for the university from an international parent in her first four months. She currently works at Zipcar and is responsible for growing the company through universities channels and emerging markerts.
Katie absolutely loves her work as an IDEA coach and has successfully guided all of her ventures applicants towards a GAP Funding receipt of $10k. Chaput received a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Northeastern University in 2006 and plans to start her MBA at a full time program in 2014.