Primary Role
Program Manager & Business Development Manager at Cisco
Harvard University

Person Details


Kathryn Welds is the Program Manager-Business Development Manager, of Cisco.

Kathryn's varied background as a technology Consultant and Industry analyst, Marketing and Sales Executive, and Organizational Psychologist with global business experience, provide a fresh perspective to support Cisco's technical services sales, use of Open Source software in its products, and Cisco's 700 member Women in Technology Action Network.

At Oracle Corporation, she defined industry-specific business processes, evangelized human resources applications, and managed global transformation projects. Her work in business development was recognized with several Top Performer awards.

Recognized with a Rising Star award for research leadership with technology consulting firm Aberdeen Group, she provided competitive analysis and market strategy services.

Kathryn led business integration and Voice of the Customer initiatives at Hewlett-Packard, and directed Mercer Human Resource Consulting’s West Coast specialty healthcare benefits practice.

After establishing the first employee assistance program for Levi Strauss & Co., Inc., she founded a specialty health program for a multi-location metropolitan medical group.

Consulting, expatriate assignments, and speaking engagements have taken her around the globe to more than 70 countries (half in emerging markets), and she's authored more than 40 publications on technology, workplace, healthcare, and educational issues.

A Graduate of Scripps College (B.A., Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa).

Harvard University (M.A., Ph.D., Personality and Developmental Psychology).

She completed post-doctoral fellowships at,

Cornell University Medical College (New York City),

California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco),

The Graduate School of Management at University of California (Irvine).

Kathryn is a licensed, board-certified Psychologist in California.

She taught at,

Harvard University,

Pepperdine University,

University of California at Los Angeles,

University of San Francisco, and others .


Program management, Process improvement, Strategy definition and execution, DMAIC, Change management, Product marketing, Solution marketing, Competitive intelligence, Market research, Marketing operations, Customer loyalty, Analyst relations, Business development, Sales operations, Web 2.0, Quality improvement, Voice of the Customer, Competency mapping and development, stakeholder management, facilitation, global work experience, psychology.

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