9 Nov 17

Announcing leadership changes

Announcing leadership changes

We are delighted to share changes to our leadership team in North America and Australia.  

North America


Molly Louthan joins as Managing Director North America. Molly started her career working for TradingPartners, a procurement consulting company and most recently joins us from Upwork, workforce technology platform where she grew the company by building partnerships with the Fortune 500. In 2014, Molly launched Advancing Women Executives in Chicago, which is now one of the largest network in the US, with the mission to support the career advancement of women.  

Molly brings a wealth of experience in various professional services industries as well as a strong technology background. Throughout Molly’s career she has worked with her client’s to embed technology, enable people alignment and improve processes, offering solutions to client’s issues with measurable success.

"My goal is to increase the usage of SRM technology within organisations in North America. I believe SRM is were CRM was 10 years ago and right now is the perfect time to implement technology that enables companies to take their SRM program to the next level. I am very excited to be joining State of Flux during this period of change in the industry.”

Contact Molly at molly.louthan@stateofflux.co or connect on LinkedIn.


Chris Gottardo will be moving from his full time role as Head of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) to an advisory role in support of the ANZ business. We want to thank Chris for his energy and drive with which he has supported our clients and the team in Australia to date and we look forward to his continued involvement in the business going forward. On the 24th November, Chris will be going back to his financial services roots and taking up a role with Munich Re Australasia.

Kate Nicholl will step into the role of executive consultant and will lead the team and client engagements in Australia. Kate has a solid background in procurement both within industry and consulting.

Working with many blue chip organisations, Kate has helped her client’s devise procurement strategies and help them implement, drive value and everything in between. In her spare time she lectures at the University of Melbourne on supplier relationship management and sustainability in global supply chains.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time working at State of Flux in the last 18 months and really looking forward to the new challenge of leading the team in Australia. I’m proud of the work we do and the depth of expertise across the business globally.”

Contact Kate at kate.nicholl@stateofflux.com.au or connect on LinkedIn

We are delighted to introduce this high calibre team. Both Molly and Kate bring a strong desire to help you improve performance, manage risk and accelerate growth and new opportunities from your supplier relationships.

If you are based in North America or Australia don’t hesitate to reach out to Molly or Kate.