Kate Spellman

Chief Marketing Officer, Questex

Kate Spellman is the Chief Marketing Officer of Questex and is responsible for accelerating growth across Questex through new product innovation, marketing services and audience engagement. She is an accomplished business leader who brings a proven and consistent track record to launching and driving rapid growth in revenue within information services businesses. Through her successes, Kate has exhibited a unique balance of strategic vision and executional precision and her highly collaborative style enables traction through partners and acquisition. Kate also brings a cutting-edge view to the rapidly evolving ecosystem of technology, events and practical applications in the marketing services arena.

Prior to Questex, Kate served as President of Informa Engage, the marketing services engine of Informa plc. Earlier, Kate was Chief Marketing Officer of Penton where she was responsible for a cross-functional marketing team and marketing services. Kate grew Penton Marketing Services to $44 million. Previously, Kate had a long career holding several management positions at CMP Media (later UBM LLC). Her last position with the company was launching UBM Studios, the digital arm of UBM, where she launched and drove rapid growth in the company’s digital business, including $10 million net-new revenue in 18 months. Kate’s first position in the information services industry was at International Media Partners.