Kim Crider is a Partner with velocityHUB. She consults, trains and provides executive coaching to some of the world’s leading companies and universities. An experienced senior executive leader, Kim has led the successful implementation of multi-billion dollar programs to deliver enterprise-scale IT and engineering capabilities around the world. She has worked across numerous Industry and Government sectors, bringing creative leadership to turnaround failing projects, transform operational processes, innovate solutions, re-invigorate productivity and inspire teams. Kim has led over 20,000 people around the world, raised over $3.5M in investment funding, consistently achieved 10-fold increases in service delivery and customer satisfaction, and returned over $1.8B in operational cost savings to stakeholders. She has published numerous articles and papers, and is a highly sought after speaker on leadership, strategy, innovation and change in the digital age.
At Velocity, she and her team focus on delivering targeted, enriching and high energy experiences to every organization and person they touch, with the vision of “providing the training, tools and techniques to enable others to be amazing at what they do!”
Most recently, Kim served as executive IT consultant to the CIO and CTO at Harvard University, responsible for numerous strategic IT initiatives, including the transition to enterprise services and a cloud-based infrastructure model for providing IT capabilities to advance Harvard’s teaching, learning and administration missions. She also led the successful design and implementation of the Harvard IT Academy, a comprehensive $1.7M professional development program for over 1400 IT staff.
Kim is a Major General in the active Air Force Reserve. She is currently the Principal Advisor to the Undersecretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, and is charged with advising executive leadership on the IT strategy to enable the AF’s $126B budget. She has served in locations all over the world including the Middle East, Europe and Southeast Asia. Kim has worked as a Program Manager for large scale systems acquisitions, Commandant, Director of Information Security, Executive Director of Communications and IT, and Principal Advisor to the Air Force CIO and Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans. Throughout her 30-year career, Kim has earned numerous awards and accolades for leadership excellence, resulting in significant advancement to mission capability, increased efficiencies and organizational improvements.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and master’s degrees in National Security Strategy from National Defense University, Business Administration from Western New England University. Kim is also currently pursuing an additional master’s degree in organizational behavior at Harvard University.
An active community leader, Kim has served on numerous boards, helping to establish the acclaimed Nashua Farmer’s Market and Fall Festival. She is a past 3-year PTA President, youth soccer league coach, women’s championship running team captain, and remains an avid marathon runner. She has raised over $10K for youth summer camps through her local church, and co-founded the Nashua Downtown Crossing to provide assistance for those in need, including the homeless and refugee families resettling in NH.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”