WHO WE ARE
No woman should walk alone on her path to success.
At Kayo, we believe women should have a community that supports, elevates and champions them. That’s why we create industry events where professional women can connect with leaders, advance themselves, and champion other women. We want women to know we’re stronger when we Trailblaze Together.
Founder Lindsay Burton previously held positions in private equity and banking in New York City, so she knows what it’s like to be the only woman in the room. Her goal was to create a place where women could join forces in a male-dominated business world and advance themselves further and faster.
Kayo currently curates six annual summits reaching 1,500 women annually in industries such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, Energy, Infrastructure, Credit and Real Estate. They also host pop-up lunches and leadership retreats as a way to tighten their community and create continued networking and personal development opportunities.
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Lindsay Burton is the Founder and Director of Programming of Kayo Conference Series LLC (“Kayo”). Kayo curates industry events for professional women to advance themselves, connect with leaders, and champion their peers. Kayo organizes six annual summits reaching 1,200 women annually in industries such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, Energy, Infrastructure, Credit and Real Estate. Prior to founding Kayo, Lindsay held positions in private equity and investment banking in New York City. She served as a Senior Associate at AlpInvest Partners, a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group, where she specialized in the sourcing, due diligence and execution of secondary private equity transactions. Lindsay worked in the Private Fund Placement Group at Lehman Brothers where she assisted private equity managers on creating new private equity funds. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Economics from the University of Virginia. She currently resides in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and two sons.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Anastasia Rock joined Kayo Conference Series in November 2018 as Director of Programming. With over 25 years in the investment management arena, Anastasia held leadership roles in client communications and marketing with American Century Investments, a leading asset manager. Most recently, she was a relationship manager at Purcell Communications, a communications firm providing consulting, investment writing, and process management services to leading financial institutions. Anastasia earned a B.A. from Oklahoma State University and was a member of the women’s varsity tennis team. A Kansas City native, with a detour in Bend, Oregon, Anastasia happily resides in Charlottesville, VA, with her husband, Eli Reichman, yellow lab, Prize, and mischievous kitty, Rafa.
DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL
Alexis Macias joins the Kayo team with several years of meeting planning experience. Prior to joining Kayo, Alexis served as the Director, Meeting Services for Easter Associates, an association management company based in Charlottesville, VA. Additionally, she served as the Associate Director and Executive Director for local medical associations. Prior to Easter Associates, Alexis lived in Chicago, IL where she handled state legislative affairs for several national medical associations. Alexis earned a B.A. from Elon University
Kelly Good is an Event Manager with the Kayo Conference Series and focuses on the power, infrastructure, resources and energy sectors. Kelly joined Kayo Conference Series after completing a yearlong internship at the firm and completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.
Laura Potts is an Event Manager with the Kayo Conference Series and focuses on the real estate sector. Laura joined Kayo Conference Series after serving as the Public Relations Manager for the Birmingham Zoo, Alabama’s largest tourist attraction. Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College.
Angela serves as the Finance Manager for Kayo Conference Series. She is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a degree in Accounting and Marketing.
Let's join forces. Let's trailblaze together.