KATHRYN CASSIDYPRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Kathryn Cassidy is Altair Global’s President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing our global strategy and overseeing worldwide service delivery, which includes global account management, our operations teams, client solutions, move management, and our global supply chain. She’s a shareholder too. It’s a big job – but she’s the perfect person to do it.
Kathryn has visited over 30 countries in her life. She’s lived and worked in Germany, England, Ireland, and the United States. She speaks four languages: French, German, English, and Gaelic (although she says it’s rusty). She’s an expat British citizen who grew up in Ireland – she has lived the relocation experience. Her absolute favorite part of this job is experiencing different cultures, and that’s basically what her job boils down to – managing diverse cultures and processes worldwide.
But Kathryn Cassidy isn’t just her job…or is she? Her job is rooted in being globally-minded and having a willingness to take on challenges. And these are the qualities she’s displayed throughout her life, personal and professional alike.
Her willingness to overcome challenges isn’t just tied to travel and her career either. She is daring enough to try any new, foreign cuisine that’s put in front of her. She’s an avid skier, a certified scuba diver, and an amateur hang glider. She moved to New York City after living in London for 15 years. After four years there, she moved to Chicago where she got to fulfill many musical ambitions, including finally attending Lollapalooza to see Pearl Jam live.