Kathie is chief marketing officer at Talkdesk ®, the premier cloud-native contact center solution headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to Talkdesk, Kathie has over 20 years of global marketing experience, most recently in executive marketing positions at Salesforce, Demandware, and Dassault Systemes. At Salesforce, Kathie was the Senior Vice President of Marketing where she was responsible for eighteen verticals within seven focused industries: Financial Services, Healthcare & LIfe Sciences, Retail & Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Automotive & Energy, Public Sector, Communications & Media, and Travel, Transportation & Hospitality. Prior to this, Kathie was VP of Marketing responsible for the Salesforce Commerce Cloud business. Kathie’s work has been recognized through both domestic and international awards, including the European Excellence Award, the Communicator Award, IMA Impact Award, and Telly Award. Kathie received her MBA in International Business and Marketing from Babson College and her BA in English from the University of Michigan.