Katherine has a decade of experience in mathematical modeling and is joining CAT Squared as an operations research specialist at our main headquarters in Conway, Arkansas. She began her career as an actuarial consultant with Ernst & Young after graduating cum laude with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business. She also completed an MBA from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. Katherine recently developed a barge scheduling model for BP Chemical. Her resulting paper was presented at the Association for Constraint Programming 2016 conference in Toulouse and published in the conference proceedings.
Bio: “Always the avid learner, in addition to my business degrees, I also have a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, concentrating on ancient Egyptian and Semitic languages. In my spare time, I’m a rabid hockey fan and competitive board game player.”
Martin joins CAT Squared as a software developer in our Latin American office located in Celaya, Mexico.
Bio: “I am from León, Guanajuato, and I am always learning something new. I’ve been working on software development since 2008; I have developed GIS, ERP, BI, SSRS, CMS. I also have experience using different technologies like .Net, Java, PHP, MSSQL Server, Oracle, MySql, and DB2 Sybase. I am a photographer, gamer (bad gamer), reader, developer, and love to cook.”
Luis joins CAT Squared as a software developer in our Latin American office.
Bio: “Professionally, I have been involved in many projects with several programming languages and a variety of systems, including developing small-to-medium local systems as well as implementing and managing large-scale ERP software. I’ve always been a huge fan of new technologies since childhood, which is why I chose to study systems engineering at Delasalle University, León. I’m very excited to join the team at CAT Squared. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, gaming, and playing with my dogs.”
Joe grew up in the manufacturing industry working in the family business building custom commercial cabinetry. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business before starting in the food industry first with Cargill then with Smithfield. Joe now serves as CAT Squared’s business development manager.
Bio: “Starting out in a small business, I learned from my father the value in ‘your word needs to mean more to your customers than your competitor’s signature.’ I took that value with me when I moved into the food industry. I started at Cargill in 2005 as a customer service representative. Over the next 10 years, I worked hard to move up through the company, being promoted into positions such as regional router, pork procurement regulatory manager, scheduling manager, and data automation manager. While at Cargill, I won awards for innovation and process improvement and was runner up for the employee of the year award. In 2015, I became a livestock procurement manager for Smithfield Foods where I served for two years before transitioning to CAT Squared.”