Board member since 2014
Catherine Courage’s passion is transforming corporate culture by making great design a driver of innovation and change. She was recently appointed the new VP of customer experience at startup DocuSign, an electronic signature company that employees more than 1,400 employees and has an estimated valuation of $3 billion.
Prior to DocuSign, Courage led customer service teams at Citrix (based in Silicon Valley, where she's lived and worked for the past 15 years) and SalesForce.com, where she was the founding member of the experience team.
Courage coauthored the book Understanding Your Users and is an active writer and speaker on design. Her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and TEDxKyoto.
In 2011 she was selected by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of Silicon Valley’s "40 Under 40" young tech leaders, and in 2013 was listed as one of "Silicon Valley’s 100 Most Influential Women."
Also in 2013, Courage made the Forbes list of Top 10 Rising Stars at the World's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured separately in the magazine as a NextGen Mover.
Courage is an advisor to two entrepreneurial groups -- Citrix Startup Accelerator and C100 -- and is a member of the board of trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
She earned her master of applied sciences, specializing in human factors, from the University of Toronto.
When she’s not working, you'll find her swimming, biking, and running in preparation for her next triathlon.