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Kathryn Kuhn

Expert Associate PartnerPittsburgh

Helps organizations meet their digital ambitions by reshaping their digital talent strategy to attract, hire, leverage, grow, and retain the right talent

Kathryn helps organizations across a range of industries reimagine how they think about digital talent to view it as a competitive advantage needed to meet their digital ambitions. She brings more than a decade of experience at the intersection of enterprise agility, product-oriented operating models, and digital talent to her work. She is especially passionate about promoting greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within digital, analytics, and tech.

Kathryn’s recent work includes the following:

  • helping a fintech company reimagine its digital-talent strategy by addressing topics such as workforce planning, talent hiring and retention, and implications for employee-performance management
  • setting up and driving the design and launch of a rapid, large-scale product operating-model transformation for a globally distributed telecommunications company impacting over 20,000 employees
  • shaping the digital-talent strategy for a consumer-products company to revisit its mix of talent across geographies, investment profiles, skills, and competency levels, resulting in a more than $500 million book of talent investments
  • guiding an aerospace client to leverage existing investments in agile ways of working to better meet the challenge of its five-to ten-year horizon for its digital ambitions
  • setting up and leading capability building for an insurance company that was forced to operate remotely in the middle of a large-scale agile transformation; supported recruiting, designed and delivered onboarding of a dozen-plus agile coaches, set up remote capability building for two business units, and upskilled over 25 product owners and more than 300 team members

In addition to her client work, Kathryn often speaks about digital talent and agile at industry events, including McKinsey CIO roundtables, industry-agile conferences, the Grace Hopper Celebration of women in computing, DevOps Enterprise Summit, and the Lean Startup Conference. A travel enthusiast, she has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Published work

Cracking the code on digital talent,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Mining for tech-talent gold: Seven ways to find and keep diverse talent,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022


CA Technologies
Senior director, DevOps services

Senior director and agile transformation consultant

HP Development Company
Enterprise agile coach


William & Mary
BA, economics, computer science