Kate Gerasimova, Associate at gothamCulture, is passionate about aligning organizational culture with business strategy and finding creative solutions to today’s organizational development challenges. Kate embraces heading down to unknowns and partnering with clients who are being challenged with day to day complexities and politics. She has over 5 years of consulting experience, has been helping clients improve their business performance through strategy and organizational development, change management, and process improvement. Her interests include looking at how cultures, skillsets, backgrounds, different environments impact diversity of thought in organizations as well as how cognitive group outcomes become affected by biases and perceptions of inclusion.
Kate’s experience includes assessing Fortune 500 law departments by identifying effective strategies to increase cost savings and improve process efficiencies. She enjoyed seeing law departments taking on transformational change and achieving results. She developed and rolled out training and onboarding materials, conducted peer benchmarking, and assisted in talent management, realignment of the organizational structure, and performance measurement initiatives. She gathered data through surveys and interviews, conducted data analysis, and benchmarked the data against best practices and peer benchmarking reports. She produced related process documentation and led research on prospective clients and industries.
Kate has worked in a variety of industries such as natural gas and electric, international banking and financial services, retail, insurance, utility, agricultural, healthcare, and nonprofit care provider. Prior to her work with legal departments, Kate gathered requirements for technology solutions to enhance efficiencies for a non-profit resale businesses and worked on a market expansion strategy for a local business in North Carolina.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the concentration in consulting. She is a Russian-native, lived, studied and worked in Russia prior to moving to the U.S., and brings a diverse cultural experience to gothamCulture. Kate spends her free time playing tennis in Central Park or discovering a new art exhibition in the city. She enjoys volunteering and has worked with the Lighthouse Guild, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Year Up, City Harvest, and Food Bank for New York City.