Kathy Stershic

Vice President, Messaging, Research, & Content Marketing

Kathy brings over two decades of experience working in IT research and communications. Known for her ability to bring focus and alignment to complex environments, she has worked with many IT companies in various stages of growth, from industry giants like Cisco and Oracle to midsize and start-up organizations.

As a senior advisor and communicator, she works with clients to help them seek, organize and translate complex information, then persuasively convey it to the audiences they need to engage— internal, external or both. She has extensive experience working with executives, global work teams, partners and affiliates in both mature Western European economies and emerging markets.

Kathy holds a Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University and a Master of International Policy and Practice degree from The George Washington University, with a concentration in technology policy. Passionate about the growing use of data in modern life, she holdsCertified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) credentials from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

She previously served as Vice President for Cognitiative, Inc., a San Francisco-based consultancy specializing in marketing research and communication strategy for high tech clients. She also worked as a Senior Analyst for Jupiter Media Metrix’ Custom Research Group. Earlier in her career, she was a staff member for several fast growth Silicon Valley software and hardware companies. She served as President of the Silicon Valley chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and as Vice President of Research for the American Marketing Association’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters. She currently resides in Northern Virginia.