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Katherine B. Desmond

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ghSMART & Company Inc

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ghSMART & Company Inc

203 North Lasalle Street Suite 2100

Chicago, Illinois 60601

United States

Company Description

ghSMART is the management assessment firm for CEOs and investors. Founded in 1995, our mission has always been to use our expertise in human behavior to help CEOs and investors build valuable companies. What do you do for clients? ghSMART is the brand ... more

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McKinsey & Company


Women's Recruiting Initiatives/ McKinsey & Company


BA with Honors

Psychology and English

Williams College


Harvard Business School

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Katherine B. Desmond Chief People Officer (602) 253-9326

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Katherine Desmond

Katherine Desmond
Katherine B. Desmond Katherine is ghSMART's Chief People Officer, responsible for recruiting, retaining, advancing, and developing our amazingly talented team. Before taking on the CPO role, Katherine was a Principal at ghSMART, where she advised boards, executives, and investors on their most important leadership challenges. Prior to joining ghSMART, Katherine was Director of McKinsey Women for McKinsey & Company. In this role, she had global oversight for the creation and execution of all aspects of the firm's women's strategy, which spanned the recruiting, retention, talent development, and advancement of women. She led the design of and facilitated myriad learning programs with the objective of helping women define the leaders they aspire to become and create action plans to build on their strengths to reach their aspirations. 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. Katherine lives in Phoenix with her husband and two children.

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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

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