Founder & CEO


Kate Painter is an artist with a business mind, and most important in this chapter of her life is bringing sports to more women of all ages. Team sports are integral to her successes as a chef, restaurant owner, director of foodservice, director of operations and human resources, and manager of many. “Team sports school me about goals, passion, commitment, endurance, efficiency, communication, celebration, and the beauty of playing a game AND getting exercise!” Kate’s favorite word is YET. Added onto anything she hasn’t done, it makes everything seem possible. “I haven’t helped build the first women's sports campus in the world…YET!”


Kate earned her B.A. in Studio Art from Kenyon College, with a visiting student year at Harvard. Originally a heartland gal from Chicago, Kate moved at age 13 and soon started the first dog walking business in Boston's Back Bay, where she grew up. She and her family live in Newton, Massachusetts, where she learned to play soccer with her sons on Sunday mornings with a bunch of families in the neighborhood. While watching the 2015 Women's World Cup she was inspired to look for a team, and now manages Massave Attack and the marketing for Eastern Massachusetts Women's Soccer League. 



Chief Financial Officer


Joe brings Sports for Women three decades of global financial leadership helping diverse venture capital and angel funded emerging businesses, from early stage start-ups to a $300M business within a Fortune 30 market leader.  A trusted business advisor, he supports emerging to mid-sized enterprises with a range of services beyond traditional financial responsibilities. In all of his companies, he has driven consistent revenue and profit growth by providing key partnership in business strategy, business management and operations support, software contracts/licensing, key customer or vendor negotiations, and of course…fundraising, financial planning, analysis, and core controllership.


In addition to supporting SFW, Joe consults to technology and family run businesses through Richwood Associates LLC.  In prior years Joe served as CFO and Vice President in a number of privately held companies such as WaveMark Inc., Marathon Technologies Corp., Syncra Systems, Inc., and in senior finance executive roles at Pegasystems, Inc., Compaq Digital Equipment Corporation, and Altavista.  He also serves on non-profit boards in Massachusetts for Friends of Bedford Depot Park, and in North Carolina for the East Coast Greenway Alliance.  Mr. Impellizeri earned his MBA from the Columbia Business School, where his concentrations were in International Business, Marketing, and Finance, and his BSBA in Accounting and Finance at Boston University.