Partner, GingerBread Capital
Katherine Rice is a successful senior executive, investor and advisor, with 30 years of experience building and scaling businesses. Katherine is currently a partner at GingerBread Capital, a venture fund focused on investing in the next generation of women leaders. Her management, investment and strategy experience ranges from startups to multi-billion dollar global corporations including Altamont Capital Partners, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Sunkist, Bain & Company, Clorox and Kidder-Peabody. Katherine has led digital strategy and omni-channel growth, business development and partnerships, new channel growth, global sourcing strategy, strategic marketing, and has incubated several businesses. A general manager, strategic digital innovator and business development leader, Katherine has also served as board director of several consumer businesses and as an advisor to multiple investment funds.
Throughout her career, Katherine has leveraged her business acumen to advance development efforts for academic and community endeavors, including fundraising for Vanderbilt University and Stanford University, serving in advisory roles for local and national organizations, and being a mentor to young entrepreneurs. Katherine’s committed support and grassroots leadership for Biden for President commenced the day the Biden candidacy was announced. Katherine served as senior policy advisor for LGBTQ+ for Biden on the recent presidential campaign, drafting recommended policies and building a diverse coalition to amplify the platform. She served as co-chair of the Women for Biden and the LGBTQ+ Finance Councils and co-hosted several Bay Area and national events as part of the National Finance Committee. Katherine also served as a California at-large delegate for the DNC convention. Katherine canvassed in Iowa, where she was also a precinct captain for the primary and remains active in field work in her home state of California. Katherine currently serves as a Commissioner for the White House Fellowship Program.
Katherine earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Originally from Texas, Katherine currently lives in Mill Valley, California, with her daughter Avery.