Katherine Smith is a Senior Engagement Leader with Treacy & Company. She has over eight years of experience advising senior level clients on strategic and operational issues in multiple industries including industrial manufacturing, consumer products, retail, telecommunications, transportation and the public sector. She has led projects and client relationships across a range of disciplines including innovation and product strategy, customer segmentation, and operating model design to build comprehensive growth solutions.
Prior to joining Treacy & Company, Katherine was a Manager with Accenture in their Strategy practice where she led projects for Fortune 500 companies. Her experience included developing a value-driven behavioral customer segmentation used to tailor products and promotions to deliver high margin growth, defining strategies to recapture margins via sales and operational processes for a global food manufacturer, and designing and implementing multi-million dollar operating cost reduction opportunities for a leading telecommunications provider. Katherine began her career at Booz Allen Hamilton working with federal and state government organizations.
Katherine received her MBA and JD from the University of Chicago, and her BA (Honors) from Swarthmore College. During her time at the University of Chicago she advised low-income entrepreneurs on both legal and business challenges with the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship. Katherine lives in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago with her husband, Kyle, and their son, Dane.