Kate Parker

Member Since 2022

Kate Parker

Chief Operating Officer


San Francisco Bay Area

Product marketing and strategy leader with over a decade of experience driving corporate-wide initiatives — implementing C-level visions and changing consumer behavior. My passions and skills are in creating company-defining marketing programs, driving mission-critical business KPIs, and building and aligning organizations and teams for high impact. I believe in servant leadership and that all companies can be and should be good corporate citizens (always). I am currently the Chief Operating Officer at Transcend—the first-ever Data Privacy Infrastructure company that empowers individuals to reclaim control over their data and helps companies comply with global data privacy laws. Transcend is backed by Accel and Index Ventures. Previously, as the global director for Uber's top business priority, Consumer Safety, I was responsible for integrated marketing and corporate initiatives across 700+ markets while running direct and cross-functional teams. I’ve introduced 25+ global products to market, improved consumer sentiment in billions of user engagements, and increased competitive position through marketing, business partnerships, and innovative bold bets. Before Uber, I spearheaded Google's ‘Made with Code’ Initiative — a $50M corporate venture to inspire more young women to study computer science (addressing the critical issue of tech diversity). I led the program from ideation to product launch and drove marketing, research, program strategy, and business partnerships. And before Made with Code, I was the public affairs leader for Google.org, Google’s global $1B foundation, and a business strategy consultant for companies undergoing dramatic industry change. I’m a lifelong, team-oriented competitive athlete, including my days as an NCAA Division I Lacrosse Player and co-captain. On the side, I'm an invested board member and volunteer for social causes, including for one of the largest global AI and STEM nonprofits, Technovation.


January 6th, 2023

Beating the backlash: when business competitors stomp on innovation 

Tune out the industry naysayers and lean into solving your target market's pain points.

October 25th, 2022

Career building: 13 tips to master a new skill in business

Carving out the time for self-improvement on the job can pay off big time.

September 22nd, 2022

16 lessons leaders have learned from a crisis 

Your ability to weather a huge storm, in the marketplace, may also increase the growth potential of your business success down the line.



Transcend is a privacy platform that empowers brands to enhance regulatory stances for the laws of tomorrow and improve customer relationships through respectful and compliant data transparency, consent, and control.


  • privacy
  • security
  • consent management