Go To Market Practice
As a co-founder and Managing Partner of SEBA International, Kate leads SEBA’s Go To Market (GTM) Practice globally. The GTM Practice focuses exclusively on the placement of Marketing, Sales, Strategy and Partnership executives.
Kate has spent almost 20 years serving clients in need of GTM leadership across multiple industries. Having completed numerous searches in Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Goods and Financial Services, global Technology clients represent the focus of her work today. Representing market leaders in virtualization, networking, storage, enterprise software, communications, internet and semiconductors, Kate’s business and customer-facing functional expertise has enabled her to bring top talent to – and often build out entire teams for – clients such as Cisco Systems, NetApp and PayPal across their Marketing, Sales, Strategy & Corporate Development and Partnership departments. Representative assignments include CMO, VP Product Marketing, VP Brand & Communications, VP Sales, VP Global Strategic Alliances, VP Channel Sales, and VP Corporate Strategy.
In addition to Kate’s role as GTM Practice Leader, she also leads SEBA’s Diversity Practice which develops strategies and programs for corporations seeking to acquire and retain diverse, high performing teams.
Beginning her career specializing in human resources search work, Kate later moved to the recruitment of market research, quantitative analysis, and brand management executives. Before co-founding SEBA in 2000, Kate was Vice President in the Strategy and Finance Practice at A-L Associates. There, she focused on strategy, corporate development, and joint venture search work for Technology and Manufacturing clients including Allied Signal, Cisco Systems, GE and Lucent. She received her BA cum laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
An active member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), Kate serves on the association’s Americas Council and is also active in The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) and Watermark. Kate is a founder of The PART, a not for profit alumni organization that grants college scholarships to students who plan to pursue careers in the arts and theatre. She is also a founding member of The WEL, a New York based round-table forum for women business owners. Kate is a frequent speaker on topics such as the importance of personal branding for career progression and was featured in the book “The Girl’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business”.