Katie Detore

Campus Director, Columbus 



Before Tech Elevator, I was...

a Talent and HR Specialist working for start-ups and mid-size software companies.

The students at Tech Elevator...

inspire me to never say never.

The best part of my day is...

working one-on-one with the students to help them achieve their dreams.

Katie has spent the majority of her career leading Talent and Employee Development initiatives within hyper growth start-ups and mid-sized software organizations. She most recently consulted for an enterprise IT Service Management solution in higher education, and prior to that she was the Talent + HR Director for a SaaS analytics platform in healthcare.

After graduating from UNC-Wilmington, she joined the largest IT staffing agency in the U.S. where she split her time between technical recruiting and business development. This opportunity led her to understand the growing needs within the IT landscape, while cultivating relationships with local employers to connect candidates to their dream job.

Katie has a deep passion for understanding individual motivations that will ultimately result in a rewarding and fulfilling career. She enjoys spending the necessary time to get to know someone's needs, and then guiding them through self-discovery. Her background lends itself well to what she'll be focusing on at Tech Elevator, which includes preparing students for strenuous interviews, coaching them through varying hiring processes, and becoming a long-term career resource for future endeavors.