Katie MacWilliams was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the combined blood management businesses of Terumo Transfusion and Caridian BCT from 2008 to 2012. The combined organization, with revenues of more than $1 billion, is one of the world’s leading supplier of products and services designed to meet the growing worldwide demand for high quality blood components, therapeutic apheresis and transfusion medicine.
Previously a division of Gambro AB, a global medical technology company based in Stockholm, Sweden, Caridian BCT was purchased by Europe-based private equity investors in 2006 and then acquired by Terumo Corporation in 2011 for $2.6 billion. Terumo Corp. is a Tokyo, Japan-based global medical device company with annual sales of more than $4 billion.
As Caridian BCT’s CFO, MacWilliams had responsibility for all finance functions, was executive sponsor of the company’s strategic planning process and was a key player in both the 2011 sale of the company and the post-acquisition integration of the two blood management businesses which conduct business in more than 90 countries.
Additionally, Katie is a board member of the Selected Funds (a mutual fund family) and a board trustee for the Clipper Fund. She is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of both the Executive Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee for both fund entities. Katie is also a trustee of The Denver Foundation where she is Chair of the Finance Committee, a board director of the Denver Scholarship Foundation and serves as an advisory board member of the Center for Women’s Health Research at the Anschutz Medical Campus of University of Colorado.
Katie is a past president of the Women’s Forum of Colorado, past board member and Treasurer / Finance Committee Chair of Denver-based Warren Village and a past board member of The Gathering Place. She is also a past advisory board member of the Executive Fellows program at the Daniels School of Business at Denver University. During 2014, Katie completed a ten-month assignment as the interim CEO of the University of Colorado Foundation, reporting directly to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
MacWilliams has more than 30 years of finance experience across various industries. Her expertise includes international business, corporate finance, capital markets, enterprise risk management, investor relations, mergers/acquisitions, business integration and corporate governance. Prior to joining Caridian BCT in 2008, MacWilliams held finance leadership positions at Coors Brewing Company, including Corporate Treasurer and division CFO. Prior to Coors, she worked in capital markets at several large global banks and in various finance roles at Ford Motor Company, Sears and PepsiCo.
MacWilliams received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois and her M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.