Create foundational strength and agility. Anticipate innovation and opportunity.
Balance risk with opportunity. Build a pragmatic approach to risk management, including cybersecurity.
Design and deliver transformative change...smoothly.
Kathy is an experienced board director and an accomplished Fortune 500 technology executive with 30+ years of experience leading global, highly-regulated and industry-leading organizations. She has skillfully translated digital innovations into strategy, directed enterprise risk management, and guided mission-critical system, process, and organizational change.
Kathy is recognized for her strong communication and collaboration skills; she simplifies the complex and connects seemingly dissimilar points, with transparency and trust. Her understanding of diverse industries and norms is appreciated by clients that range from regional public accounting firms to multi-billion dollar manufacturing concerns.
Ms. Starkoff is an independent director of Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX) and serves on the audit and risk committee. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors and was recognized by Women's Inc., as one of the "Most Influential Corporate Directors of 2019".
Kathy is an advisory board member for Arizona State University's Idea Enterprise which advances faculty entrepreneurial opportunities. She also advises Franklin University's Center for Public Safety and CyberSecurity Education, which prepares professionals to manage cyber challenges.
The National Association of Corporate Directors recognized Kathy as a "Leadership Fellow" and a cyber security expert panelist. She was a graduate and featured panelist of Deloitte's "Board Ready" program.
Ms. Starkoff advises clients, across a wide group of industries, on matters of technology strategy, risk management (including cyber security) and complex change.
Prior, as Chief Information Officer of The Ohio State University, she served on both the President's Council and the Univerity's Management Council. There, she established a highly successful enterprise Information Technology (IT) function, integrating the diverse requirements of Academia, Medicine, Research, and Athletics into an enterprise strategy and foundational construct for IT and cybersecurity, improving customer service by 25%.
As Chief Technology Officer and Group Vice President of Limited Brands (now LBrands), Kathy led transformative global change to enable 100% revenue growth, with the creation of an enterprise supply chain, data warehouse, shared services, and an enterprise risk management (ERM) function.
Prior to Limited Brands, Kathy was Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase), where she improved the speed and effectiveness of mergers and acquisitions. She continues to enjoy all-things-tech, recently serving as a CIO Magazine judge, in the prestigious national CIO Awards.