Cathleen Draper
Staff Writer at Built In

Cathleen Draper is a Staff Writer for Built In’s Brand Studio. Before joining the Brand Studio team, she worked in nonprofit communications and journalism. Draper reported on voting rights, mental health, gender and equality, and arts and culture in Chicago; Madison, Wisconsin; and Buffalo, New York. 

A graduate of the University at Buffalo with a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Draper currently resides in Chicago. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and weaving.

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MVF team outside
A culture built on a foundation of mutual respect and trust — as well as plenty of fun — has allowed teams to break one record after another.
Members of the Checkr team pose together
At Checkr, scaling responsibly means keeping a fair chance mission in sight.
A graphic shows a purple telephone and pink text bubble
Convoso has developed an AI-powered Intelligent Virtual Agent to handle the tedious tasks and improve efficiency for contact centers.
New BigTime employees pose in front of a cobalt blue wall with their Camp BigTime swag
For the past year, BigTime has been designing an onboarding program that goes well beyond HR paperwork.
A male doctor smiles while looking off camera and holds a tablet
A cross-functional team overhauled the company’s technology platform to integrate multiple care programs into one solution.
A phone shows Credit Karma's logo next to a laptop and succulent
Karma Compass empowers employees to grow by leveraging their skills and institutional knowledge to impact other areas of the business.
The Collectors office
With Collectors and its family of brands (PSA, PSA/DNA, PCGS, Wata, Goldin), collectors can authenticate, store, buy and sell the items they care about.
A group of people in two rows pose for a photo
OTR Capital’s new name, OTR Solutions, better reflects its all-encompassing trucking solutions.
A man types on a computer while surrounded by hard drives and data storage units
A former Vorto employee shares how he helped build the company’s IT department from the ground up.
The Closinglock team outside
Closinglock’s Sushma Zoellner fosters transparent communication so her team can problem solve and grow their careers.
Members of the CLEAR team ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange
Bringing its identity technology to broader applications in hospitality and travel, CLEAR’s vision for its future is driving growth and innovation among its team.
Encampers gather for.a team photo outside
Encamp’s focus on treating team members with love paves the way for them to find their place.