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1535 E Naomi Street
Gilchrist & Soames is a leading provider of cosmetic-grade toiletry collections for world-class hotels, exclusive resorts, and distinguished spas, inns, and bed & breakfasts. Specializing in servicing the luxury market, Gilchrist & Soames' products can be foun... more.
Executive Leadership | Gilchrist & Soames
Kathie DeVoe, President & CEO
Kathie has over 25 years of experience in consumer packaged goods and international business. She has held roles for publicly traded companies in commercial, operational and international leaderships positions. At Gilchrist & Soames, she has expanded the organisation's global presence and pushed the company to deliver best in class partnerships, products, and services.
Indianapolis Advisory Board
Kathie De Voe, President/CEO, Gilchrist & Soames
Kathie DeVoe President & CEO | Gilchrist & Soames Kathie has served as the President and CEO of Gilchrist & Soames since 2005. In her position she is responsible for global revenue and profit growth of the Indianapolis headquartered luxury hotel amenities business. She directs the business operation which includes two global office locations, U.S. Manufacturing facility, global manufacturing partners, warehousing operations in U.S. / Europe and global distributor partnerships. Kathieâ€™s strategic focus is on global expansion, channel diversification, mergers/acquisitions and global business partnerships. Gilchrist & Soames is owned by Swander Pace Capital, a private equity company with offices in California and New Jersey. Prior to joining Gilchrist & Soames, Kathie held a number of positions in large public companies. She provided both strategic and tactical leadership, both domestically and internationally, for Fisher-Price Toys, Black & Decker, Sprint PCS and Hartmann Luggage. Kathie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Materials & Logistics Management at Michigan State University. She also earned her Masters of Business Administration in International Business from Georgetown University. As a mother of two young children (ages 3 and 6), Kathie realizes that balancing both family and work demands can be difficult and stressful. To keep focused and energized, she starts her daily routine (when not travelling) with a 5:30am workout. â€œWorking out in the morning is my personal time, a chance to gain clarity, get energized, and start the day off on a positive noteâ€. Equally, Kathie gives much credit to her husband Adam for keeping the family glued together through long work days and global travel requirements. Kathie serves as an advisor and/or board member for a number of organizations, including SENSE Charter School, Back on My Feet Indianapolis Charter, and Clean The World.
NAWBO-Indianapolis: Strengthen | Create | Build | Transform | Trailblazers Panelists
Kathie De Voe, President & CEO, Gilchrist & Soames
"Your firm does not perform any microbial testing on any raw materials, nor have you validated your suppliers' quality testing through independent verification," the FDA wrote in its notice to Kathie DeVoe, president and CEO of Gilchrist & Soames.