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WHO WE ARE

No woman should walk alone on her path to success. Kayo connects investors in private equity, credit, real estate and infrastructure through its flagship annual conferences, email newsletters, online community, and digital content.

about us

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 five annual summits plus virtual events, reaching 2,500 women annually in industries such as private equity, venture capital, ESG, energy and infrastructure, credit and debt, 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.

our team

Lindsay Burton

Lindsay Burton

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Lindsay Burton is the Founder and President of Kayo, a company designing communities, events, and resources to ensure no one walks alone on their path to success. She is also the host of the podcast The Weekly Knockout, a series where industry leaders help women in business turn obstacles into opportunities. Prior to founding Kayo in 2012, 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.

KATE POTTER

KATE POTTER

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Kate Potter joined Kayo Conference Series with 10 years of leadership experience in the luxury retail and manufacturing industry. Most recently she held a leadership role for Yves Delorme, Inc., a leading French luxury linen company. She resides in Barboursville, VA with her husband and has a passion for her family and horses. Kate earned a B.A. from Old Dominion University.

HANNAH WYNNYK

HANNAH WYNNYK

HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING

Hannah Wynnyk joined Kayo in January 2022 and heads up the Marketing team. She joins Kayo from a 15-year career in luxury retail, most recently in a leadership role in eCommerce operations and development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and is a steward of commerce and customer experience. She currently resides in Scottsville, VA with her husband and daughter where she can be found exercising her passion for interior design, curating neighborhood relationships and volunteering on multiple Boards in her community.

BRANDON BLOCK

BRANDON BLOCK

HEAD OF FINANCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Brandon Block joined Kayo in September of 2021 as the Head of Finance and Business Administration.  Prior to joining Kayo, Brandon had a 20-year career in developing competitive gymnastics programs, holding various positions through the years including Head Coach, Team Director, and Program Coordinator.  Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies/Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.  He currently resides in Charlottesville, VA and has a passion for cooking, jazz music, and hiking with his dogs.

ASHLEY JOHNSON

ASHLEY JOHNSON

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Ashley Johnson joined Kayo in May of 2022 as Director of Programming. She started her professional career in the non-profit sector after earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. After discovering her love for events, Ashley transitioned into the industry and has since held positions developing and managing events in the arts, local government, state government, and most recently higher education. Ashley currently resides in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. When she is not reading or listening to a podcast, Ashley can be found dabbling in fiction writing, nature photography, and meeting friends at her favorite local eateries. 

CHRISTINA HAMMOND

CHRISTINA HAMMOND

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Christina Hammond joined Kayo in October 2022 as the Business Development Director. She brings to Kayo over 20years of experience in sales, entrepreneurship, and strategic business development. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic Universityand is driven by her commitment to exceeding client expectations. She currently resides in South Florida with her husband and two sons. During her free time, she loves to run, volunteer for various causes, and research regenerative farming.

CHANNING CASON

CHANNING CASON

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Channing Cason is the Marketing Associate for Kayo Conference Series. With several years of experience in event planning through the retail and hospitality industry, her most recent role was in North Carolina with Marriott International in the sales & marketing department. Channing earned her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech and recently completed her Master’s in Marketing through Liberty University.

LAUREN LOWERY

LAUREN LOWERY

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Lauren Lowery is one of the Operations Associate for Kayo Conference Series. While she has over 7 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, she most recently worked for Marriott International, successfully executing onsite events at their Aurora, CO Resort and Convention Center. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at James Madison University and currently resides in Charlottesville, VA. 

GRACE FOX

GRACE FOX

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Grace Fox is one of the Operations Associates at Kayo Conference Series. She most recently worked in the wedding industry, with several years of experience in the hospitality industry and planning events. Grace earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management at James Madison University.

why attend a kayo event

Our community creates new business opportunities and new connections
in an open, supportive, and collaborative environment.

ADVANCE YOURSELF FORWARD

We curate events where opportunities to speak, network and lead aren’t just welcomed, they are encouraged.

CONNECT WITH LEADERS

We make it easy to connect with female business leaders and learn from them in a one-on-one setting.

CHAMPION YOUR PEERS

Explore new deals or connect with others.
We’ve built a place where women champion each other.

GET RESULTS YOU WANT

Nothing should stand between you and the career you want to have. We walk beside you until you get there.

trailblaze together

ATTEND

Invest in yourself while you network with other trailblazers.

SPEAK

Get behind the podium to advance your career.

SPONSOR

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