Experienced. Collaborative. Objective.

Experienced. Collaborative. Objective.

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Cathy Ackerman
Principal

A consummate professional who combines big picture perspective with exceptional execution, Cathy Ackerman has a reputation for helping companies identify new areas for expansion and innovation.

Her impressive skill set has been honed over 20 years of working for both large and small MedTech companies, as well as strategy consulting experience within the healthcare sector. Prior to co-founding CrossCut Partners in 2012 she spent a decade at BD, including leadership roles in marketing, strategic planning, and business development. Earlier, she was a consultant for The Wilkerson Group/IBM Consulting.

Prior to business school, Cathy worked in a sales, marketing, and clinical capacity for a small development stage medical device company, Imagyn Medical, Inc., and in sales and sales management at Baxter Healthcare.

Cathy holds an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

● Medical/Surgical Devices
● Life Science/Diagnostics
● Strategy
● Business Development
● Portfolio Analysis
● Market Opportunity Analysis
● Go-to-Market Strategy

A consummate professional who combines big picture perspective with exceptional execution, Cathy Ackerman has a reputation for helping companies identify new areas for expansion and innovation.

Her impressive skill set has been honed over 20 years of working for both large and small MedTech companies, as well as strategy consulting experience within the healthcare sector. Prior to co-founding CrossCut Partners in 2012 she spent a decade at BD, including leadership roles in marketing, strategic planning, and business development. Earlier, she was a consultant for The Wilkerson Group/IBM Consulting.

Prior to business school, Cathy worked in a sales, marketing, and clinical capacity for a small development stage medical device company, Imagyn Medical, Inc., and in sales and sales management at Baxter Healthcare.

Cathy holds an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

● Medical/Surgical Devices

● Life Science/Diagnostics

● Strategy

● Business Development

● Portfolio Analysis

● Market Opportunity Analysis

● Go-to-Market Strategy