As Chief Portfolio Officer, Kathy Vieira is responsible for the execution of Blackboard’s portfolio strategy. In this role, she oversees key functions including business line leadership, product and partner management, and marketing. She also leads the Blackboard Student Services team, the corporate division that brings marketing and enrollment services, virtualized contact center support, One Stop and other solutions designed to support the student lifecycle at institutions nationwide.
Prior to her current role, Kathy served as Blackboard’s Vice President of Portfolio Strategy and Management. She also served on the Business Department team as Vice President of Partner Enablement and as Vice President of Partnerships in Blackboard’s consulting organization. Kathy joined Blackboard in 2006 through the acquisition of WebCT.
Kathy has an extensive background in information technology and education and has spent many years in leadership roles in the high-tech industry. Her background includes a role as Information Systems Manager for World Wide Development and Learning and as CIO for Sales and Marketing at a large computer hardware company. In addition, she served as Director of Hosting and Global Support Services at an internet security company providing certificate authority to defense and banking industries around the globe.
Kathy holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Computer Science and Biology. She is also a graduate of the Society of Information Management, Leadership Development Institute, Regional Learning Forum.