Senior Director, Strategy Consulting

Kate Bante

Kate is a Senior Director of Strategy Consulting at Ovative. Kate is responsible for partnering with C-suite executives to develop strategies to accelerate enterprise growth through marketing and measurement. As a leader in the Consulting practice, Kate has helped drive Ovative’s approach to customer segmentation as well as customer-centric marketing, media, and measurement strategies.

Before joining Ovative in 2017, Kate spent 2 years at Target Corporation where she led corporate strategy projects across Target including a refresh to the enterprise pricing and promotion strategy and new concept creation for small-format stores. Kate also spent 3 years at Cargill where she developed business strategies for the company’s global agriculture supply chain and U.S. animal feed businesses and led acquisition and valuation strategy for the European meat business.

Before business school, Kate spent 5 years working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where she designed and managed agriculture, business development, and education development programs in Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. Kate also spent 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia which sparked a love of global travel and an appreciation for Turkish coffee. Kate lives in Saint Paul where she is sharpening her DIY skills on her 1920’s era house and backyard garden.

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