Katherine Durham is an independent board director, start-up advisor and retired C-suite executive. Durham has spent her career in marketing and general management in start-ups to global enterprise companies in technology, insurance and financial services.
Most recently Durham was the Chief Marketing Officer and led a business unit for The Standard, a U.S. based $5B insurance and financial services public company that was later acquired by Meiji Yasuda of Japan. She held the unique dual role of leading all marketing for the company and internal executive communications as well as leading a business unit. She modernized the marketing function, grew record sales in her business unit and was part of the C-suite leading the company successfully through the financial crisis, merger and integration.
Before that Durham was with HP (now HP Inc.) for nearly a decade, leading the marketing for the company’s most profitable division at the time when HP was the largest global tech company. She spent nearly a decade at HP in various marketing leadership roles over strategy, research and analytics, communications, channel marketing, B2B marketing and B2C marketing. This included oversight of an off-shore analytics team.
Prior to HP Durham spent several years in consumer hi-tech start-ups in CMO and General Management roles. Today she sits on company and not-for-profit boards, advises start-ups and is a guest lecturer in marketing and leadership MBA classes. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.