Goldman Sachs
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KC associates located in the US, UK, and Europe began working with Goldman Sachs’ leadership in 1995 and the relationship continues to this day providing advice, coaching, and facilitation. Many of our associates worked closely for over two years with G.S. partners and their teams in NY and London to develop quantifiable behavioral measures for recruitment, development and promotion providing greater transparency, career mobility, and opportunity to recruit from a diverse employment pool. We advised the Technology Division of Goldman Sachs on the conception and roll-out of one of the first global competency-based performance review and career development initiatives in the industry.

Members of the KC team facilitated implementation and enhanced coordination between the Goldman Sachs in-house human resources teams and international cadres of coaches, and we evolved new leadership development training programs designed for employees at all levels of the organization. We also conceived and delivered leadership skills classes and trained the trainers to cascade programs globally while codifying and communicating complex concepts to diverse audiences.

“Our work with Katzman Consulting set a precedent in the field of human capital management – we accomplished our goals for Goldman Sachs and went beyond our objectives in shifting the paradigm of people development.”

NICOLE PAPPAS, CEO of PeopleVoyage; formerly Director of Education and Development for the Technology Division of UBS AG, and past Global Vice President of Learning and Development for the Technology Division of Goldman Sachs & Co.

Viacom
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We have been a trusted advisor to Kristin Frank for the past ten years as she advanced from Content Distribution and Marketing, to her current role as Executive Vice President of Viacom Music and LOGO’s Connected Content Group where she plays a vital role in the most visited online music destination with nearly 60 million unique visitors each month.

While in Content Distribution and Marketing, we coached Kristin on ways to grow her internal platform combining business acumen with content creation. Our relationship continued when Kristin co-lead the launch of the LGBT channel, Logo. We advised her team on new ways to better connect with and serve a previously undeserved audience creating an entrepreneurial environment housed within the larger corporation. We changed the way the team thought about themselves and their jobs– they were not simply creating entertainment; they were generating social change in an inclusive, profitable way. Logo has since served as an incubator for innovation at Viacom pioneering an industry shift from channel distribution to a convergent multiplatform content delivery strategy.

When Kristin was promoted to General Manager of Digital Media at MTV and VH1, once again, Katzman Consulting was by the team’s side facilitating a merger of teams, creating and implementing a shared vision and re-organizing/redefining roles to achieve profit and growth without increasing resources.

“Over the last decade and across four positions of increasing responsibility, Katzman Consulting has been my North Star.  They have provided perspective, clarity and a deep appreciation of my personal strengths, offering valued council on interpersonal dynamics, best practices in restructuring teams to respond to changing market demands and providing an important sounding board while I sought to inspire larger and larger groups within and outside of Viacom. On an individual level, knowing I had a true advocate and honest mirror increased my confidence and impact. For my team, KC’s advice has been critical in achieving our strategic imperatives, adapting our people to seismic change, and evolving new ways of thinking and conducting our business to succeed in the connected content age.”

KRISTIN FRANK, EVP Viacom Music and LOGO's Connected Content Group

UnitedHealth Group
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We supported Judah Sommer, founder and former Global Head of Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs, as he advised on the firm’s influential regulatory relationships and interactions with significant stakeholders, and the public sector. Our work focused on increasing collaboration between individual team members located in New York, Washington D.C.; London and cities in Asia and Europe to clarify and achieve social and business objectives.

After Judah moved to the United Health Group, a Fortune 21 company with over $87 billion in revenue, we worked with Jud on communicating his vision, structuring the team, defining roles and creating examples of best practices — all this with a group of relatively autonomous lobbyists working in different locations, many of whom never met each other in person.

As the Obama administration’s proposed health care reforms prompted the company to prepare a coordinated response strategy, we worked together to form a nationally integrated team, composed of government affairs representatives drawn from decentralized affiliates across the country, achieving the goal of enhancing the team’s positive impact on the unfolding national healthcare debate.

“Melanie has advised me for over a decade, across two jobs in financial services and in health care. She has a keen sense of what motivates people coupled with an astute understanding of corporate culture. When I was asked to move from Goldman Sachs to the United Health Group my transition plan included bringing Melanie with me. Melanie and her associates advised me and my team at major inflection points during my leadership, providing critical interpersonal insights that have helped me make tough decisions.”

Judah Sommer, Senior Counsel, Crowell and Moring, previously Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at United Health Group; former Global Head of Government Affairs, Goldman Sachs

Deutsche Bank
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Since 2009, multiple KC associates have worked with senior executives in the Global Markets, Global Banking and Global Transaction Banking divisions supporting senior managers and their teams through leadership transitions and organizational restructuring.

We advised the bank’s Talent & Leadership group on the creation and execution of: talent management, community engagement, executive coaching, and diversity programs working directly with over 130 executives to date.

“Katzman Consulting is committed to ensuring that everyone they encounter is inspired to expand their capacity and explore their own potential just a bit more. They are serious professionals with wonderful senses of humor. When working with them, everyone wins.”

DIPALI CHAKRAVARTI, Senior HR Business Partner, JPMorgan Chase; former VP of Talent & Leadership, Americas, Deutsche Bank