Katie Beach
Katie BeachSenior Manager, Marketing & Business Development

Katie joined Next Street in 2014. She is based in Chicago, and manages marketing, communications, and business development efforts across the firm.

Katie developed her passion for small business while working for the Center for Women and Enterprise, a women’s business center in Boston, where she helped female entrepreneurs launch their businesses and obtain Women’s Business Enterprise National Council certification. Prior to joining Next Street, she provided administrative and program support for the New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Originally from Milwaukee, Katie graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish, and a minor in European Studies.

On working at Next Street

Next Street is a truly entrepreneurial working environment. I love being able to try new things, flex into new roles, and have a hand in building new initiatives from the ground up.

Employee Small Business Spotlight

Two Tier Cakery

Katie runs a custom cake-making business, Two Tier Cakery.

Outside of Next Street

Katie spends her time outside of work decorating cakes and keeping up with her toddler, Nell and goldendoodle, Fritz.