Chief Product Officer
Role at Achilles
As Chief Product Officer, Katie is responsible for aligning customer value to Achilles’ unique capabilities. Katie leads the Product Team in developing innovative and exciting products that deliver market leading supplier assurance leveraging supply chain insights.
The Product Team is dedicated to enabling the pursuit of sustainable, ethical, and efficient supply chains for customers. It facilitates the efficient transfer of knowledge throughout supply chains, enabling suppliers to shine and supply chain professionals to make data-driven strategic decisions.
Lessons from the past
Katie has over 15 years’ experience supporting supply chain professionals with data driven insights. Before joining Achilles, Katie spent over a decade managing supply chain solutions for IHS Markit, delivering supply chain efficiency through applied economic forecasting. Through this work, Katie achieved her MCIPS from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and remains an active participant in the CIPS network. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Economics from Wake Forest University, and an MPP in International and Environmental Policy from Georgetown University.
Katie was lead consultant on a project with the US Department of Defense Inspector General’s office to analyse Bureau of Labor Statistics data and audit data abnormalities, saving the US Government $520.6 million. Her extensive work with supply chain data has equipped her well for the challenges that arise in this dynamic and complex field. In 2015 she was recognized as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s Pros to Know, and in 2012 one of the top 100 people influencing EMS by VentureOutsource.com.
Away from work
Katie was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, USA and has lived in the UK for 12 years. She has settled with her family into village life in Hertfordshire and is a governor at a local school which is attended by one of her two young children. Katie has brought a host of Southern style cooking to England, from Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake to Hush Puppies. In her little spare time you may find Katie either running a 10k or marathon, skiing, or reading – her latest read is Becoming, by Michelle Obama.