Kathy Murray
McMorran Strategists, LLC.

Kathy Murray is a creative business growth executive, angel investor and advisor; and is the founder of McMorran Strategists. She applies her business development and relationship marketing skills to help emerging startups grow as well as enable mid-to-large sized enterprises to infuse innovation into their operations.

Prior to founding McMorran, Kathy worked for Faro Technologies Inc. where she was in charge of global market development—exploring new markets for innovative 3D laser measurement products and services. Before coming to Faro Kathy was Senior VP of Aetna Retirement Services; and previously served as COO of Aetna Business Resources.  She began her career in sales and marketing leadership at INA (now Cigna).  Kathy has had more than 3,000 direct reports with budget responsibilities of $550 million and has been accountable for procurement spends of over $3 billion.

From 2000 to 2008, she served as Managing Director of Operations at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she created and led services including global sourcing/procurement, real estate leasing, security, crisis management, operational risk management, event management and supplier diversity.

Kathy is a board member of the Daily Gazette (a Schenectady family-owned media firm); and an advisor to TempBuddy, a Dublin startup.  She is also Chair of the Executive Forum; Founder of Executive Forum Angels; Past President of Harvard Business School Women’s Association of NY; Trustee on the University of Rochester Board and Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. 

Kathy is a frequent speaker and instructor on business development, angel investing, innovation, strategic thinking and building relationships.

Ms. Murray has served in leadership roles on many nonprofit boards including Outward Bound National Advisory; Loaves & Fishes; Pittsburgh Junior Chamber; the Hartford Symphony; Asylum Hill Congregational Church; and the Ellis School for Girls.

Kathy received a BA from the University of Rochester and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.