Kalypso Promotes First Internal Female Partner to Help Lead Its Life Sciences Practice

October 28, 2013

BEACHWOOD, OH – Kalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Cathi Crist to Partner. Cathi helps lead Kalypso’s Life Sciences practice.

Cathi has worked for Kalypso for a little more than a year and a half, and is the first woman Kalypso has internally promoted to Partner. In her new role, Cathi will focus on helping to grow Kalypso’s Life Sciences practice into sustainable industries with a strong base of resources and a good portfolio of client experiences.

“Although Cathi has only been with Kalypso for a short period of time, she has made tremendous strides with our Life Sciences practice,” said Bill Poston, founder and managing partner of Kalypso. “She is the embodiment of what a Kalypsonian should be — a hard-working, determined, true student of innovation. She is an asset to this firm and to its clients, and she is very deserving of this recognition.”

Cathi brings extensive innovation and product development experience to Kalypso clients, in addition to deep expertise in FDA quality system requirements for medical device development and design control. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Manufacturing Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute).

“I look forward to partnering with my fellow Kalypsonians and our solution providers to further develop our Life Sciences practice as an enabler of innovation in the medical device industry, and mentoring the future leaders in our firm to help them achieve their career goals,” said Crist. “I am honored to be a part of Kalypso’s leadership team and I am excited for the new challenges to come!”

Kalypso is a diverse group of professionals with a common set of core values that shape its culture. At the heart of this culture is a belief in the power of innovation to improve people's lives, both those of its clients and its employees. Kalypso prides itself on being a platform for professionals to grow personally and professionally by creating friendship, eminence, excellence and prosperity.