Attorney, Member of the Firm
Kim Stephan is a pragmatic and solution-focused general counsel who leads with empathy, curiosity and collaboration. She has spent her career in fast-paced and complex operating environments with private (venture capital and PE-backed) and public companies. Kim brings over two decades of legal and industry experience to Outside GC, having held leadership positions at digital health, education technology and financial services organizations.
Kim handles a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including SaaS contracting with customers, partners and vendors, as well as executive compensation, privacy, and international operations. In addition, she has substantial experience advising on M&A, compliance, employment, corporate secretarial and IP matters, and managing litigation.
Before joining Outside GC, Kim served for 7 years as General Counsel of Virgin Pulse (and its predecessor RedBrick Health), a global health and wellness technology company. In that role, she was responsible for all corporate transactions, commercial agreements, intellectual property, privacy, regulatory and employment matters. Kim also led non-legal business functions, including the People/HR function for Virgin Pulse and the member support operations team at RedBrick Health. Previously, Kim spent 8 years with Capella Education Company, an education technology company, leading their corporate governance, public company compliance and state regulatory functions.
Kim began her legal career as an associate with Lindquist & Vennum in Minneapolis, and then spent 9 years with Graham & Dunn in Seattle, becoming a shareholder in their financial institutions practice. Kim graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a B.B.A. in Finance and received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she served as a managing editor of the Law Review.
Kim resides with her family in Minneapolis and enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering, outdoor activities and time in nature (perhaps more so during some seasons than others!).