Amy Kates is a managing partner of Kates Kesler Organization Consulting. She works with leaders of major companies around the world to assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build depth of management capability. She is a skilled diagnostician and designer, and helps her clients to understand organizational options and their implications.
In addition to consulting work, Kates teaches organization design in the M.B.A. program at the Executive School of Business in Denmark and through the University of Southern California and Cornell University. She is also an editor of the journal People & Strategy.
Before transitioning into management consulting, Kates worked for five years, from 1987 to 1992, as a planner with the New York City Department of City Planning and served as an Urban Fellow in the New York City Mayor's office. She is based in New York City.