Ep. 176 – Persona COO, Christie Kim

Aug 28, 2021

Our guest today is Christie Kim, COO of Persona, the identity infrastructure company backed by Index Ventures and Coatue that offers businesses the building blocks to create personalized identity verification experiences for any use case. 

In her role, Christie oversees Persona’s business and operations functions, including sales, marketing, customer success, and operations. She is leading the team toward the company’s mission to be the identity layer of the internet for customers including Square, Sonder, Brex, Udemy, Gusto, BlockFi, Coursera, and AngelList. Previously, Christie was at LinkedIn where she was the head of business development for LinkedIn Learning Solutions.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • What Christie had to unlearn that was more corporate in order to learn how to be more entrepreneurial with a startup 
  • How Persona functions and verifies online identities 
  • The importance of adding fun to company culture boosting morale within the team
  • What were some of the tough times in Persona that Christie and her team got through 


Connect with Christie Kim: LinkedIn 

Persona – https://withpersona.com


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Written By Cameron Herold

Written By Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE CEO WHISPERER. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron’s built a dynamic consultancy: his current clients include a “Big 4” wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn’t a theory guy—they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the CEO Whisperer by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less. Cameron is a top-rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He is also the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.