No woman should walk alone on her path to success. Kayo connects investors in energy, power, private equity, credit, and real estate through its flagship annual conferences, email newsletters, online community, and digital content.
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 1500 women annually in industries such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, Energy, Infrastructure, Credit, and Real Estate. We also host pop-up lunches and leadership retreats as a way to tighten our community and create continued networking and personal development opportunities.
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Lindsay Burton is the Founder and President of Kayo, a company designing events and resources to ensure no one walks alone on their path to success. Prior to founding Kayo in 2013, Lindsay held positions in private equity and investment banking in New York City at AlpInvest Partners, a division of the Carlyle Group, and Lehman Brothers. 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.
HEAD OF EVENTS
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
HEAD OF MARKETING
Laura Potts joined Kayo Conference Series in July 2018 as an Event Manager of Kayo’s Real Estate Summit and now heads the Marketing team at Kayo. Laura brought several years of event planning and marketing experience to the team, most recently 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. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband, Robert, and Australian Shepherds, Pepper & Taco.
Sarah Lervold is the Director, Programs with Kayo Conference Series. Prior to Kayo, Sarah worked with HackCville, a tech skills accelerator, where she planned and executed networking trips for students to connect with founders at startups in San Francisco and Austin. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
Erica Sullivan joined Kayo Conference Series in May 2020 as a Marketing Associate after earning a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech. During her time at Virginia Tech, she served in executive roles at Collegiate Women in Business, which ignited her passion for supporting executive women across all industries. Prior to Kayo, Erica worked part-time as a Junior Marketing Assistant for a marketing and design firm in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Let's join forces. Let's trailblaze together.