University of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Valentine

Kathleen Valentine
Business Alumni Association Board of Directors

Chief of Staff
Mobility Solutions Services
AT&T Enterprise Services

Kathleen (Kathy) Valentine has over 20 years of cross functional experience in the international business, telecommunications and wireless industries. She continues to have a pivotal leadership role in the wireless solutioning division serving large multinational businesses, with emphasis on high-end mobile products and services. She is located in NJ.

Kathy earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School in 1 990 and joined AT&T as a manager in their rotational Finance Professional Devel opment Program in New Jersey. While working full-time for this Fortune 50 company, she attended New York University Stern’s School of Business at night and earned an additional graduate certificate in Accounting. Her experience in the rotational program, and her academic performance at NYU earned her a 3-year international assignment in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in Brussels Belgium. Her work in EMEA included extensive new business development and venture analysis of potential mergers and acquisitions.

Upon returning to the U.S., Kathy joined SBC Communications in the Pacific Region in California. During the next few years, she gained invaluable skills in positions across functions and locations within AT&T. Her financial skills include plann in g, budgeting, consolidated reproting, financial architectiture planning, senior financial analysis, long-term forecasting and business unit executive support. She has lived and worked in Basking Ridge NJ, San Francisco CA, San Antonio TX, Dallas TX, Brussels Belgium and London UK.

In her current position Kathy manages a team th at provides support to the Mobile Solutioning business in multiple key areas, including developing and tracking business plans, staffing, performance management and monitoring product level profitability. This position direct reports to a Vice President and has overall management and oversight of the entire business unit.

While working full time, she has also attained success within the community service arena by volunteering with the National Black MBA Association. In 2008, she was elected as the Dallas Chapter President and her lead ership earned them the 2009 Chapter of the Year award.

Kathy holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. She has an additional accounting certificate from New York University’s Stern School of Business.