Kate joined Pace Harmon in 2015 in the Tysons Corner office. Prior to joining Pace Harmon, Kate conducted IT and security research, focusing on helping information security executives defend against cyberattacks. Kate graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where she concentrated in Information Technology and Marketing with a focus on Business Analytics. She also minored in French. While at Pace Harmon, Kate has focused on IT sourcing and optimization projects.
Why I Joined Pace Harmon
"After working in executive-level research for three years, I wanted to gain more visibility into how IT organizations work in practice and increase my engagement with clients. I joined Pace Harmon because I knew the firm’s size and strong reputation would allow me to interact with and learn from some of the most influential leaders in the industry. I was also very impressed by the culture at Pace Harmon. The practitioners I spoke with during my interviews and visit to the office were smart and motivated, but also had good senses of humor. I knew Pace Harmon would be a great environment for me to learn and grow."
What I Like about Pace Harmon
“Pace Harmon allows its practitioners to have a significant impact on project outcomes from day one. On my first engagement with Pace Harmon, I worked on a large sourcing effort for a Fortune 500 company. I worked directly with the client to determine the requirements for the effort and conducted and presented the supporting financial analysis to managers and directors at the organization. These opportunities, combined with Pace Harmon’s supportive network of industry experts, have accelerated my development and ensured that I felt challenged along the way."
The Kind of Work I Do
“I work in the ITO space, but across the projects I’ve worked on, I have had the opportunity to conduct a wide range of activities. I have built financial models, provided project management support for clients, written and helped negotiate agreements, and identified synergies as part of a merger effort. Outside of client work, I have been engaged in a number of internal initiatives including recruiting and the Pace Harmon Women’s Initiative Network.”