As Chief Strategy, Portfolio and Marketing Officer, Kathy Vieira is responsible for the development and execution of Blackboard’s corporate, portfolio and marketing strategy, ensuring Blackboard continues to deliver and demonstrate innovative solutions that align with client, partner and industry needs.
In this role, Kathy oversees key functions including corporate strategic planning, business development, portfolio and platform strategy, business line leadership, product and partner management, and marketing and communications.
Prior to her current role, Kathy served as Blackboard’s Chief Portfolio Officer and Vice President of Portfolio Strategy and Management and General Manager for Student Services. She also served on the Business Department team as Vice President of Partner Enablement and as Vice President of Partnerships in Blackboard’s consulting organisation. 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 defence 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.