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Kate Vitasek

Kate Vitasek

Distinguished Fellow, Global Supply Chain Institute

Kate Vitasek is an international authority on the art, science and practice of highly collaborative business relationships. Her Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships has been featured on CNN International, Bloomberg, NPR and Fox Business News. Vitasek is the author of seven books, including Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships; Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships; and Contracting in the New Economy. Her work has been featured in more than 300 articles including in the Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive Magazine, Forbes and Journal of Commerce.

Vitasek is in the Sourcing Industry Group’s Hall of Fame and is a World Commerce and Contracting Fellow. She has been named a Rainmaker by DC Velocity Magazine, Woman on the Move in Trade and Transportation by the Journal of Commerce, and a Power Influencer by World Financial Magazine.

She is the lead faculty for UT’s Certified Deal Architect Program.


Global Supply Chain Institute