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Team Member Spotlight: Meet Kate— Manager of Strategic Partnerships

Meet Kate - Manager of Strategic Partnerships

Join us in celebrating Kate Alexander, Manager of Strategic Partnerships—a visionary leader, compassionate mentor, and guiding light in an ever-evolving industry. With over 17 years of diverse experience in the industry, Kate’s journey is a testament to her professional prowess and profound impact on the people around her.

Since joining number8 in March 2019, Kate has demonstrated unwavering commitment and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Her diverse background, spanning IT project management to cloud and SaaS solutions, reflects her adaptability and resilience in navigating technology’s evolution. From establishing innovative processes to building cohesive teams, Kate’s impact has been nothing short of transformative.

Kate’s contributions extend beyond her IT expertise. Her approach to leadership, guided by empathy and understanding, has empowered her team to overcome challenges with grace and resilience. Through her unique blend of psychology, diplomacy, and neuroscience, she has become a catalyst for change, empowering her colleagues to reach new heights of success.

Outside of work, Kate’s thirst for knowledge and adventure knows no bounds. A diplomat at her core, Kate’s passion lies in exploring new cultures, forging meaningful connections and nurturing relationships. Her commitment to networking is not just a skill; it’s a way of life—a testament to her belief in the transformative power of human connection. Her life’s motto? “Together, we are stronger.”

For Kate, number8 is not just a workplace—it’s a home, a family, and a platform for growth. Her passion, determination, and positivity inspire and empower those around her, and her legacy remains etched in the hearts and minds of all who have had the privilege of working alongside her.

Thank you, Kate, for being a driving force behind our success and embodying the spirit of number8 in everything you do.

Getting to Know Kate:

When did you start working for number8?
March 2019 (celebrating 5yrs this year!)

What do you do at number8?
At number8, I play a pivotal role in driving our clients toward achieving their business objectives through strategic software initiatives. I leverage my 17+ years of expertise within the IT industry to orchestrate tailored solutions that align seamlessly with our clients’ needs and aspirations. Whether optimizing project management processes, enhancing software development workflows, or fostering collaboration among distributed teams, my primary focus remains on delivering tangible results that propel our clients toward success.

Have you had other jobs within the industry?
Yes, I have 17 years of experience in various areas of IT (from IT project and managed services work to cloud and SaaS to managed network and hosted voice, custom software to now nearshore staff augmentation)

What is your latest accomplishment or proudest moment at number8?
I helped to establish and implement various processes aimed at boosting productivity for our consultants and clients. It’s been a rewarding journey, and I’m thrilled to witness the positive impact these initiatives have had on our operations.

What is the most interesting project that you’ve ever been involved with in your job?
I’d have to say the most interesting project I’ve been involved in was the Costa Rica team gathering. It was a transformative experience for all of us. We worked extremely hard for three days (Wed – Fri nonstop). On Saturday, we spent the entire day exploring, going to the tropical forest, and doing all the fun stuff. We were hugging with tears when we were leaving. Nobody wanted it to end. It truly showcased the power of collaboration and camaraderie within our team.

What do you like most about your job?
Number8 is not “what I do”; it is “who I am.”

What do you like most about number8?
Number8 has a team of the strongest professionals who are truly good humans. We are ready to work together to figure out any seemingly impossible task and help one another and our customers succeed. We are not afraid of new ideas to better ourselves and our internal processes. We are proud to be a part of Number8 and are always ready to go the extra mile or miles—whatever it takes to get the job done.

What 3 words would you use to describe what you do?
Ask. Listen. Help.

What 3 words would you use to describe you?
Passionate. Determined. Positive.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Travel to meet new people and explore different cultures to learn from my experiences so I can better serve those around me.

What is something about you that people (usually) do not know?
I am usually quite serious at work but can be fun outside of work and never run out of energy.

Kate’s journey is a testament to number8’s dedication to empowering its team members and fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Stay tuned for more inspiring stories featuring our exceptional team members!

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