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Katherine Prewitt

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS - Engagement, Transformation, Growth

EXPERIENCE

2018Present

Consultant

Strategic communication missions and seminars for multinational executives and managers

20142017

Global Strategic Marketing & Communications Manager

Accudyne Industries (Rouen)

Industrial pump manufacturer formed by a 2013 private equity deal by BC Partners and the Carlyle Group. Precision Flow Systems division (400M EUR 1,000 employees) 

Global Strategic Marketing & Communications Manager

EMEA Business Development Manager, Distribution & After-Sales

Member of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Executive Leadership & transformation team

  • Led strategic communication and change management to increase synergies, efficiency and customer intimacy post merger regrouping companies and brand portfolios
  • Produced and implemented tools (Partner Community online portal, engagement surveys, business plans) to animate a unified distribution approach across EMEA
  • Designed, implemented and moderated an annual event for partners from twelve countries representing 80% of an EMEA vertical market segment, which raised growth targets by 10% while fostering communication with internal departments and market intelligence
  • Led creation of joint sales strategy with top ten distribution partners to increase EMEA sales 5% year-on-year
  • Developed value propositions two global market lines with a Voice-of-the-Customer approach
20122014

Senior Consultant & Facilitator

Yuman and Ddpo (Paris)

Organizational transformation & communication consultancies

  • Developed and managed strategic communications and events for clients including Orange, Lacoste-Devanlay, Econocom, Air Liquide, World Business Council of Sustainable Development
  • Built and delivered seminars, events, employee summits and digital collaborative platforms to increase organizational agility with HR Directors and executive leadership
  • Developed and ran a workshop during United Nations climate talks in Germany for 20 Chief Sustainability Officers
20102011

Senior Advisor, Strategic Marketing & Development (A5), OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development)

OECD International Energy Agency (Paris)

Agency providing analysis and forums to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond

Served on Executive Directorate; reported directly to Deputy Executive Director

  • Increased visibility, diversified target audiences (business, industry associations, NGOs, foundations) and developed partnerships with a strategic communication/internal change approach
  • Obtained US $2M grant (14% of annual budget) by leading a new cross-agency proposal process
  • Developed and introduced ‘key account’ approach to assure efficiency and coherency between departments and monitoring of negotiations and partnership
  • Produced IEA & Business (communication & CRM tools)
20052010

Head of Marketing & Communication, Europe

Proudfoot Consulting (London/Paris)

International change management consultancy (100M EUR/500 employees) 

Director of Business Identification/Head of Marketing & Communication, Europe

Head of Marketing & Communication, Europe

Marketing & Communication Manager, France

Member of Europe Executive Management Team; reported directly to European President

  • Ran European development strategy with a 40-person department in nine countries. Group originated 80% of Western Europe sales (2008-2010)
  • Developed and ran a content-led, integrated marketing communications strategy in six countries (2006-2010)
  • Nurtured former client relations and supported sales processes with an annual program of exclusive dinner events in four countries featuring key business personalities (2007-2010)
  • Secured 200+ press mentions including top European business media for a joint academic study on productivity (2006-2010)
  • Created European marketing team out of six regional marketing managers (2006)
  • Launched Parson Consulting (now Wavestone) in France
  • Simultaneously directed French marketing of sister company, Alexander Proudfoot (2005-2006)
20012003

Director of Marketing and Promotions

Kino Lorber (New York City)

Leading US independent, foreign & classics film distributor

Ran US marketing, communication and promotions for cinema releases (Himalaya by Eric Valli, US $2.5M gross, The Piano Teacher by Michael Haneke, US $1M gross)

19992001

Production & Communications Manager

Movimento Production (Paris)

Film company, specializing in international co-productions

Developed and promoted documentaries via agents and partners to broadcast channels (France 3, WDR, ZDF, Discovery)

19971998

Project Manager

b+d Agenturgruppe (Cologne)

Privately-owned marketing agency, ranked #6 in Germany

Ran below-the-line campaigns and branding projects for international clients (Emerald Walnuts, Camel, Verbatim)

19931996

Operations Manager

American Embassy Club (Bonn)

United States Diplomatic Mission to Germany

Managed daily operations of the American Embassy’s diplomatic club (1,500 members/revenue US $2.5M)

EDUCATION

20042005

Master’s Degree in Marketing & Brand Strategy

CELSA, Université de Paris La Sorbonne (Paris)
19981999

Diploma in EU film Co-production, Financing & Marketing

Institut für Europäische Medienbildung (Cologne)
19881992

Ivy League Bachelor of Arts Degree, English & American Literature

Brown Unversity (Rhode Island, USA)