Christine Tao is the co-founder & CEO at Sounding Board, the fast-growing scalable leadership development platform, combining technology and coaches to drive business impact for global enterprises.Her rapid career growth in Silicon Valley at Google and various startups inspired her to co found Sounding Board with Lori Mazan, her executive coach.She has scaled hyper-growth startups to over $100M in revenue. Sounding Board is backed by leading investors like Bloomberg Beta and Precursor, and one of <3% of female-founded companies to raise venture capital. Sounding Board is a cloud-based coaching platform and managed network of leadership coaches that makes leadership development scalable and measurable. Customers include leading enterprises such as Cloudera, Kraft Heinz, Intel as well as hyper growth startups likeChime, Bill.com, UserTesting and Klarna. Sounding Board is one of <3% of sole female founded startups to receive venture funding, and is backed by top tier investors Canaan, Correlation, Bloomberg Beta and Precursor Ventures. Prior to co-founding Sounding Board, Christine was a Senior VicePresident of Developer Relations at Tapjoy, a venture-backed, leading mobile advertising& publishing network. She led the growth of Tapjoy’s publisher advertising business from 0 to over $100 million in revenues in less than 3 years. Prior to that, she led e-commerce partnerships and strategy at YouTube. Christine holds an MBA in Marketing & Operations from Wharton and a BA in Business Administration from UC Berkeley. Christine advises several startups, is a budding angel investor, and is also a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, a foundation dedicated to investing in the success and sustainability of women entrepreneurs. Most recently,Christine, along with her co-founder, was selected to the EY Winning Women Class of 2021. In addition, she received the 2021 Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year. When she is not developing leaders at Sounding Board, she and her husband enjoy raising two strong, independent children, playing volleyball and hiking outdoors.