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Katherine B. Desmond

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Chief People Officer

Local Address: Arizona, United States
ghSMART & Company Inc
203 North Lasalle Street Suite 2100
Chicago , Illinois 60601
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1995, ghSMART is a leader in the emerging field of "management assessment." Our mission is to use our expertise in human behavior to help CEOs and...   more

Employment History


  • MBA
    Harvard Business School
8 Total References
Web References
ghSMART - Who should you call?, 1 Sept 2014 [cached]
Katherine B. Desmond, Principal ghSMART & Company, Inc. 2575 East Camelback Road Suite 450 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Tel +1.602.253.9326 Fax +1.602.253.9326
ghSMART - Team, 1 Sept 2014 [cached]
Katherine Desmond
Katherine Desmond
Katherine is a Principal with ghSMART where she advises boards, executives, and investors on their most important leadership challenges. Prior to joining ghSMART, Katherine was Director of McKinsey Women for McKinsey & Company.
Before taking on this global role, Katherine held other office- and regional-level talent leadership positions at McKinsey in recruiting and professional development.
Prior to moving into talent leadership at McKinsey, Katherine was a consultant at McKinsey in the Washington, D.C., and London offices. She served clients across multiple industries with a focus in financial institutions and social sector organizations. Her client engagements covered diverse topics including talent and organizational strategy, service operations optimization, and strategy.
Katherine holds a BA with Honors in Psychology and English from Williams College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned an MBA at Harvard Business School where her elective coursework centered on leadership and organizational strategy.
Forté Videos & Podcasts - Forté Foundation, 20 July 2013 [cached]
Katherine Bair Desmond, Manager of Women's Recruiting Initiatives at McKinsey, and Rodney Craig, Director of Global Markets at Merrill Lynch, talk about how they launched their careers and how you can get started.
Hear from Julie DeWitt, Manager of Business Recruiting at Eli Lilly and Co.; Mira Graetz-Ball, Managing Director at MetLife, and Katherine Bair Desmond, Manager of Recruiting for North America at McKinsey.
Katherine Bair Desmond Manager, ..., 18 Feb 2011 [cached]
Katherine Bair Desmond Manager, Americas
Contact us | McKinsey Women Recruitment, 18 Feb 2011 [cached]
Katherine Bair Desmond Manager, Americas
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