Lauren Bates is the chief marketing officer at UrbanStems, a flower delivery startup innovating the gifting industry. She is a seasoned digital marketer who takes a data-driven approach to branding, marketing and storytelling. Since the UrbanStems’s early days, Lauren has been charged with building, growing and scaling the startup’s marketing efforts and team.
Prior to UrbanStems, Lauren was part of the core leadership team at Six Spoke Media, a San Francisco-based digital marketing agency. At Six Spoke Media, Lauren managed all of their east coast teams and client accounts out of their New York City office. She joined the agency when it was an early stage startup and helped grow the company to become #369 on Inc. Magazine’s INC 500 list in 2014.
Lauren began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a financial consultant. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with degrees in Mathematics, Financial Economics, and Spanish. Lauren currently resides in Washington, DC.