Kathryn Hayley is an experienced CEO and board member with global experience and focus in information technology, and healthcare and financial services. She is widely recognized for developing cutting-edge strategies to build competitive and profitable enterprises.
She has demonstrated success creating vision, establishing clear direction, and selecting and developing senior business leaders. Her experience includes growing businesses, managing turnarounds, advising businesses and directing mergers in Healthcare, Human Capital, Financial Services, Distribution, Insurance, Renewable Energy, and Professional Services sectors.
Kathryn's corporate directorships include board membership for Deloitte & Touche LLP and its subsidiaries, including Deloitte & Touche US and Deloitte Consulting, DC India Private Limited and Mastek-DC Offshore Development Company. She serves as an advisor for several early stage companies, including Network and Hooray Puree, helping with strategy, operations and identifying talent, networks and sources of funding.
Kathryn recently served as executive vice president for UnitedHealthcare, the largest single health carrier in the United States, where she led a program to envision, incubate and bring to life bold, new strategy and models to reinvent members' healthcare experience. Prior positions with UnitedHealthcare include team leader for the organization's Back Office improvement program, and executive vice president of strategic relationships and the executive leadership team for Medicare and Retirement.
Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Kathryn held numerous executive positions with Aon Corporation, an $11B risk management, insurance brokerage, human capital consulting and outsourcing firm with 59,000 people in 120 countries. These included executive vice president of Aon Group; CEO and Executive Committee Member of Aon Hewitt Consulting, Americas; Co-CEO and Executive Committee Member of Aon Consulting Worldwide; and CEO and Executive Committee Member of Aon Consulting US.
Kathryn earned partnership with Deloitte Consulting before rapidly advancing to several senior leadership roles within Deloitte & Touche LLP';s global organization over a 22-year period. She began her career in consultant and management positions at Northwestern University and American Management Systems.
Kathryn has served on the board of directors or board of advisors for several not-for-profit organizations, including the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Milaan Foundation, ISU College of Applied Science and Technology, Building a Healthier Chicago and the United Way of Greater Metropolitan Chicago. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including Open Computing “Top 100 Women in Computing,” Consulting Magazine's “Top 25 Consultants,” the Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology Hall of Fame and the Anti-Defamation League Women of Achievement Award.
She holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS degree in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University.