Catherine Kniker


Catherine is EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at PTC, responsible for overseeing key strategic functions—including Corporate Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Marketing. She brings her strong business acumen, excellent systems thinking, and technology savviness to this role.

Joining PTC in 2016, Catherine began as Chief Revenue Officer for the company’s fast growing IoT and AR business units and then managed PTC strategic global alliances including those with Microsoft, Rockwell Automation, Ansys, Global Systems Integrators, and software and hardware technology companies. In 2019 she also began leading our Mergers & Acquisition team, spearheading the acquisition of Arena Solutions—the largest acquisition in PTC history.

Prior to PTC, Catherine successfully held numerous strategy, corporate development, and go-to-market leadership roles. She was Chief Channel Officer & VP at Constant Contact, Owner and President at CHB Group, SVP of Corporate Development & Marketing at Candela Corporation, and SVP Marketing, Enterprise Services at Level 3 Communications.

Catherine earned a M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a B.S. in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick in Ireland.

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