Kathi Love is currently the CEO of Motherwell Resources LLC, a company devoted to management consulting and executive coaching and the author of The Crone in the Corner Office, a blog devoted to her management experience. Prior to founding Motherwell, Ms. Love served as the President and CEO of GFK MRI (formerly Mediamark Research). MRI produced the audience ratings for the consumer magazine industry in the U.S. along with offering a projectable database on the demographics, attitudes, activities and buying behaviors of the U.S. consumer. MRI also developed and sold various software products. All major media, top advertising agencies and a large number of major U.S. advertisers used these data to define and understand their targets. While at MRI, Ms. Love maintained top-line growth and strong profitability growth while introducing new products and services to meet the needs of an advertising industry in transition. She also launched some of those innovative products internationally with partners in China, the U.K. and Eastern Europe. She has been a frequent speaker at international conferences on publishing and advertising. In 2018 she was inducted into the Market Research Council Hall of Fame.
Prior to joining MRI, Ms. Love held executive positions at The New York Times, EMAP Publishing and The Magazine Publishers of America. She has been an adjunct or guest instructor at Rutgers University, Brooklyn College and Queens College.
Ms. Love holds at B.A. degree from Douglass College, Rutgers – The State University, an M.A. from Michigan State University and an M.Phil. from The Graduate Center, C.U.N.Y. She has advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. in Psychology. She is a professional certified executive coach (PCC) and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
She has served on the board of directors of the Advertising Research Foundation, The Media Behavior Institute and the Market Research Council, of which she is past President. She has been an officer on the board of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. She also uses her coaching skills doing pro bono work at the Atlas School for Autism. You can reach Kathi at Kathi@motherwellresources.com