Catherine is an industry-leading technology executive with extensive experience in roles spanning the commercial and industrial software business, from strategy through delivery. Her experience includes large and small enterprises in both the commercial and non-profit sectors, and she has led both technology and business operations.
In her current role, Catherine serves as Global Chief Information Officer and Head of Operations at Veeva Systems, a fast-growing enterprise cloud software provider headquartered in Silicon Valley with 2,800 employees and offices around the world (NYSE: VEEV). Catherine also serves as the site leader of Veeva’s second U.S. corporate hub office in Columbus, OH.
Catherine serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, a consortium of Cincinnati Fortune 100 executives, civic leaders, and secondary educators focused on STEM education and technology career readiness for high school students. She also serves on the Advisory Boards for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University and the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati.
Previously, Catherine served as both Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer at KnowledgeWorks, a social enterprise focused on reinventing secondary education in America. Catherine’s IT team developed and supported a large SaaS LMS and technologies that enable the analysis of national education and community data.
Catherine also lead the Foundation’s strategy, Board of Directors, HR, and Legal departments. Catherine was responsible for the Software Engineering Division at The Kroger Company, the $180B national leader in grocery retail. Her team of 200 developed solutions for Kroger’s stores, customers, distribution centers, logistics, employee base, and manufacturing facilities, utilizing a broad base of technologies, from J2EE to .NET to SOA.
Prior to Kroger, Catherine served as President and CTO of a SaaS business that provided internet search, shopping, and advertising solutions to media companies throughout the US. She also served as VP & GM of the software division of The Standard Register Company, where her team designed and produced digital graphics and print software, digital asset management, and eProcurement solutions.
Catherine’s early career was spent in Silicon Valley at PeopleSoft, Inc., where she spent 12 years in various executive roles including as a Vice President in the Tools & Technology products organization. She was responsible for product development teams, maintenance development, the global support center, security, and maintaining executive level relationships with PeopleSoft's C-level customer base.
Catherine is a Level 1 Sommelier and a concert pianist that performs regularly with high school instrumentalists.