Katy Hollister

Strategy at heart, execution by habit
"If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got."


Katy Hollister is a seasoned global leader and financial expert with nearly four decades of leadership experience with Deloitte, one of the world’s largest global consultancies. Throughout her career, Katy has designed and led strategic initiatives and led operations across Deloitte’s most important businesses, creating value for clients and the firm. Most recently, Katy served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the $8+ billion Tax and Legal practice of 45,000 professionals. In this role, she led the integration of the global practices, a massive undertaking that included a technology transformation in a complex environment of multi-jurisdictional regulatory, talent and brand management. She was elected by her partners and served two terms as a Director on both the Deloitte US and Global Boards.

Katy is a natural leader whose style is anchored in her genuine enjoyment of collective problem solving and decision-making.  She thrives in high-stakes environments, especially when circumstances are changing or ambiguous, multiple stakeholders are involved, and strategic trade-offs are essential. Katy’s operational experience includes 15 years leading progressively larger businesses for Deloitte, ultimately owning a $1.5 billion P&L and leading a team of approximately 5,000 professionals in the U.S. and India. A licensed CPA and lawyer, her extensive client work has included public and private companies primarily in the manufacturing and consumer products sectors.

In the community, Katy is an active leader, serving on the Boards of Duke University, the University of Cincinnati Foundation, MENTOR, and Cincinnati Museum Center, complementing past board service with YWCA, Boys Hope Girls Hope and Habitat for Humanity and more.

Katy is passionate about the potential for humanity and technology to appropriately augment each other for positive social and economic impact in the areas of health, education and the environment. She is currently a member of Duke University’s Research Translation and Commercialization Advisory Committee.

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