Emily Cates is the Vice President of Professional & Learning Services for Zebra Technologies – a global leader in tracking technology and solutions that generate actionable information and insight by connecting people, assets and data which gives companies unprecedented visibility into their business and a performance edge. Zebra, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, empowers people on the front line of business in retail, healthcare, transportation & logistics, manufacturing and other industries.
With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Emily has tailored her career towards services excellence, global enterprise workforce development and sales enablement to accelerate business growth and transformation. In her current role, she is responsible for Zebra’s global Professional Services organization as well as Zebra’s Global Solution and Education Centers. Her organization brings Zebra’s core portfolio and intelligent edge solutions to life working closely with an ecosystem of partners to deliver business outcomes and customer value.
Emily joined Zebra through the Motorola acquisition in October 2014, where she was the Global Services Chief of Staff in addition to leading Global Employee Learning. Prior to this, she was in Human Resources Management Leading Talent Development for Good Technology which was acquired by Motorola in 2009. Her experience spans across Fortune 500 and several venture-based startup companies strengthening her ability to lead through rapidly changing market dynamics while providing agile capability management with a “Customer First” approach.
Emily is a graduate of North Carolina State University having earned a B.A in Business Management. She is a certified Executive Coach and has achieved numerous industry awards for innovation, thought leadership and cutting-edge learning design. She resides in Oakville, Canada with her husband and two children.