Kim Whittemore

Director

Kim founded GUIDE ISLAND LLC in 2008 after building a successful career as a C-level strategic marketing, business development and product development executive in both early-stage companies and Fortune 50 environments.  Her track record includes successes in start-ups, turnarounds, joint ventures and strategic alliances.  Kim has over 10 years of international experience including 3 years living and working in Europe.

Guide Island offers strategy, business development, marketing, executive coaching and investment capital advisory services to technology firms ranging from start-up/early stage to small/medium publicly traded firms. Kim also serves as Managing Director of Miller Communications Group in San Francisco, with emphasis on life sciences and healthcare technology clients.  She is one of 13 Experts for Forbes “America’s Most Promising Companies” program and a designated Expert in strategy, marketing, product development and general management for Michael Milken’s Bizmore.com venture.

Kim is  personally committed to women’s health and in particular, women’s sexual health.  She has participated in San Diego Sexual Medicine’s quarterly patient panel as part of its “Sex in our City” series.  She was recently interviewed for and appeared in a Discovery Health TV show regarding HSDD (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder) and an EmpowHER women’s health website video dealing with the same topic.  Kim is also active in the American Red Cross Aphaeresis donor program.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, attended graduate courses in Computer Science at MIT.  She is a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum (San Diego), Forte Foundation and an Advisory Board member for two of her privately-held clients as well as a co-founder of the Schmincke Research Foundation in Baltimore, MD.