For more than 30 years, Kim has worked with C-Suite leaders in Information Technology and Engineering to drive digital and information-based strategies, solve problems, build teams and fuel growth. Her experience has led her to become an executive IT consultant to the CIO and CTO at Harvard University, lead more than 20,000 people across the world, and achieve the rank of Major General in the active Air Force Reserve.
As a partner with velocityHUB, she consults, trains and provides executive coaching to some of the world’s leading companies and universities. As an experienced senior executive leader, Kim has led the successful implementation of multi-billion dollar programs that deliver enterprise-scale IT and engineering capabilities around the world. She has worked across numerous Industry and Government sectors, bringing creative turnaround leadership to failing projects, transforming operational processes, innovating solutions, re-invigorating productivity, and inspiring teams. Kim has raised over $3.5M in investment funding, consistently achieved 10X increases in service delivery and customer satisfaction, and returned over $1.8B in operational cost savings to stakeholders. She has been published in numerous articles and papers, and is a highly sought after speaker on leadership, strategy, innovation, and change in the digital age.
At velocityHUB, she and her team focus on delivering targeted, enriching and high energy experiences to every organization and person they touch, with the vision of “providing the training, tools, and techniques to enable others to be amazing at what they do!”
While at Harvard, Kim was responsible for numerous innovative strategic IT initiatives, including establishing a DevOps culture and framework to support agile application migration, development and operations in the cloud, and facilitating the development of the Harvard Information Security strategy. She also led the successful design and implementation of the Harvard IT Academy, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive $1.7M “T Shaped” career professional development program to build deep technical skills, leadership & management skills, and cross cutting core practices, customer service, and interpersonal skills for over 1,400 IT staff in line with individual and organizational performance goals.
Throughout her 30-year Air Force career, Kim has been deeply involved in the planning, design, development and execution of enterprise IT capabilities supporting over 850K users, and the implementation of cyberspace operational capability to protect and defend critical mission assets. Kim’s hard work has earned her numerous awards and accolades for leadership excellence, resulting in significant advancement to mission capability, increased efficiencies, and organizational improvements. Currently, Kim serves as the Mobilization Assistant to the Undersecretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, where she is charged with advising executive leadership on future Air Force capabilities. She has served in locations around the world, including the Middle East, Europe, Pacific Rim and Southeast Asia.
An active community leader, Kim has served on numerous boards and community groups. She is a past 3-year PTA President, youth soccer league coach, women’s championship running team captain, and remains an avid marathon runner. She has raised over $10K for youth summer camps through her local church and co-founded the Nashua Downtown Crossing to provide assistance for those in need, including the homeless and refugee families resettling in NH.
Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and Master’s Degrees in National Security Strategy from National Defense University, and Business Administration from Western New England University. Kim is also currently pursuing her third master’s degree in organizational behavior at Harvard University.