Kate Vitasek

Author and Faculty, Graduate and Executive Education
University of Tennessee

Lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce, author, educator and business consultant Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly-collaborative relationships. Her practical and research-based advice for driving transformation and innovation through highly-collaborative and strategic partnerships spans six books, including: Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing and Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships
Vitasek has been featured on CNN International, Bloomberg, NPR and Fox Business News. She also has been featured in over 300 articles in publications like Chief Executive Magazine, Information Week, CIO Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, World Trade Magazine and Outsource Magazine.   
Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Vitasek held positions with P&G, Microsoft and Accenture and founded Supply Chain Visions – a boutique-consulting firm recognized by ARC Advisory Group as one of the “10 Coolest” Boutique Consulting firms.