Rachel Kutz, VP Strategic Initiatives, is responsible for the overall supply chain strategy, purchasing operations, corporate sourcing functions and critical Enterprise-wide programs including supplier diversity, compliance and sustainability. She also sets strategic direction for supply chain systems and tools to improve the efficiency of AT&T processes through the use of data analytics and automation.
Prior to her current role, Rachel was the AVP of Product Logistics and Quality supporting AT&T’s Entertainment Group. Rachel led a diverse team of over 300 people who managed customer product forward and reverse logistics and teams who managed product quality. She has also led teams responsible for managing supplier and product selection, pricing, inventory and supply planning, procurement, and quality control for all AT&T consumer products.
Rachel joined AT&T as a wireless network radio frequency (RF) performance engineer and rapidly rose to Executive Director, Wireless Network of AT&T’s HQ market. In her progressive roles in AT&T’s wireless network organization, she successfully dealt with state and local governments resolving cell site zoning and RF spectrum issues. Rachel designed smarter cell site building plans that expanded networks and also enabled local sales teams to more effectively market products and reduce customer churn.
Rachel is an engaging, insightful and decisive leader who uses good communication skills to adapt to any situation. She has lived and worked across the US including Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada and Georgia. This geographic diversity has provided her with an invaluable local and regional perspective, as well as an adaptive, problem solving mindset.
Although she lives in Texas, Rachel calls Colorado home. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Astrophysics (obviously to create better ski jumps through math and science) but cooking and tennis are the only things she loves as much as work.