Katie Patterson Katie Patterson founded Happy Medium with two guiding principles — honesty and transparency. With a strong background in media buying and account management, Katie launched and bootstrapped Happy Medium after seeing a need for an authentic approach in the market. Since its inception in 2011, the company has expanded to accommodate its ever-growing list of clients, services and employees, but its guiding principles have stayed at the center of all that Katie and Happy Medium do, while simultaneously achieving more than 1,000 percent revenue growth in just four years. Katie has been awarded the Iowa Women of Innovation’s Rising Star, Business Record’s Best Up and Coming Business Leader and included in the annual Forty Under 40 class. Under her leadership, Happy Medium was named to the Inc. 5000 list three years in a row. Katie has also been featured in Adweek, Inc., American Express Open Forum, The Des Moines Register, Business Record and more.