Katya C.

Professional executive currently in consulting, specializing in strategy and marketing

United States of America

A Dynamic Executive Marketer and General Manager adept at turning around organizations and delivering record growth and improved profitability. Transparent, collaborative Global Team Leader, classical...see more

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  • Available on short notice


Senior Executive Strategist & Advisor: General Management, Marketing, Innovation, Sales

Up Strategy Consulting LLC
10 months
Current position
Feb 2022 - Present
Leading Business Strategy (Consumer/Customer/Brand) for CPG/personal care companies/agencies: • Advising D-T-C European natural personal hygiene and skin care start-up (Sensin) on US ex...see more

General Management Consultant, US - Natural/Organic Skin Care

MIX Limited
3 years
Jan 2019 - Feb 2022
Partnered with New-Zealand-based privately held company, specializing in natural organic HBA sector, to launch and commercialize the Essano unique rose-hip based skin care line in the U...see more

Vice President - GM Kids

Centric Brands
1 year
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
Recruited to lead the $100M US HBA (bath/cosmetic) kids licensed business with 7 direct reports. - Mapped out Consumer Strategy across key licensing and co-branding properties. - Devel...see more

Vice President North America

2 years
Jan 2016 - May 2018
Recruited as a General Manager, Vice-President North America for a leading Finnish natural skin care and cosmetics brand Lumene, subsequently sold to British PE firm. - A member of a g...see more

Director of Sales and Marketing - Consumer Division

Sabert Corporation
1 year
Dec 2014 - Jan 2016
Recruited to lead the consumer business of the privately held $500M global manufacturer of premium tabletop disposables. Tasked with stabilizing the consumer business and expanding B2C...see more

Category Business Director - Beauty and Personal Care

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
5 years
Jan 2010 - Dec 2014
Promoted at this privately-held $1B global wet wipe manufacturer and innovator of premium quality retailer and national brands with P&L authority and responsibility for additional wipe ...see more

Global Marketing Director - Facial and Personal Care

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
4 years
Jan 2006 - Jan 2010
Elevated to lead consumer marketing and trade plans for nine figure brand portfolio. Oversaw team of six and with eight figure budget. Initiated and implemented global innovation strate...see more

Senior Product Manager | Category Director - Topical Care Wipes

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
2 years
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
Promoted to develop growth plan of existing and new categories in beauty and personal care. Led annual cross-divisional planning. - Created innovative ‘Kleenex-type’ 4-SKU facial line,...see more

Senior Product Manager

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
3 years
Jan 2001 - Jan 2004
Developed segmentation plan to grow facial/cosmetic/household categories. Launched multiple products and streamlined NPD process. Led international and domestic cross-functional teams. ...see more

Senior Product Manager | Danone Spring Water

2 years
Jan 2000 - Dec 2001
Recruited to develop annual marketing plan for hundred-million-dollar-plus brand. Managed eight figure marketing budget and cross-functional teams. Developed branding and brand strategy...see more

Product Manager | Innovation

2 years
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Explored and consumer-tested entry into pet care cleaning and food safety categories. - Identified, tested and recommended five major concepts to global marketing teams for development...see more

Product Manager | Entenmann's Cookies and Cereal Bars

Unilever Bestfoods
2 years
Jan 1996 - Jan 1998
Responsible for cookie and cereal bar business. - Identified, developed and launched three new flavors of the soft-baked cookies. - Extended multi-grain cereal bar segment via nationa...see more

In-Market Manager | M&Ms and TWIX Brands | Seasonals

3 years
Jan 1993 - Jan 1996
Initiated, developed and executed on-pack promotions, resulting in 5% lift in sales across brands - Saved $1.5MM via Improved sales samples development process. - Managed seasonal bul...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Professional Services
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Retail & Ecommerce

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Strategy & Business Development