University of Pittsburgh

Kim Taylor (MBA '96)
Business Alumni Association Board of Directors

President, The Taylored Approach, Inc.

Chicago area entrepreneur, Kim Taylor, launched her executive advisory services firm, The Taylored Approach, Inc. in 2005. For the past decade, she has worked with clients to provide both strategic and tactical assistance to business owners and executives in the areas of leadership development, communication, and small business operations. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Elgin Community College where she teaches courses in entrepreneurship, business, and sales.

Prior to starting The Taylored Approach, Kim spent nearly a decade with IBM as a certified business consultant, project manager, and sales executive. While with IBM, she worked with Fortune 500 clients on a variety of business and e-commerce projects. From there, she became Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a medical manufacturing firm with responsibility for both domestic and international sales efforts. In 2008, she started her second company, Healthcare Language Services, to provide foreign language access services to hospitals in the Chicago area. Four years later she merged the company with another language services firm, InDemand Interpreting. The combined company now offers onsite, telephonic and video interpreting services to hundreds of hospitals across the country.

Kim earned an MBA at the Katz Graduate School of Business and a Master of Economic and Social Development degree at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, both at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations at the University of California at Davis. Kim is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Honduras from 1992 – 1994. She has lived, worked, and traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific and she speaks fluent Spanish.