Kathi Donato – CEO
Kathi Donato has experience working in the large corporate environment as well as owning several small businesses. Her true love of business has always been as an entrepreneur.
Kathi enjoyed her job as a Director of The New England in Boston, MA but when the opportunity came for a career change, Kathi took the chance and gave up her 9 to 5 secure job for the opportunity to work for herself in Real Estate. Kathi loved working with clients and helping them with their needs. Their diverse personalities and the stresses they faced with attempting to buy a house or to sell their existing home gave Kathi an opportunity to learn to work with the challenges facing people. Her charge was not just to sell homes but to help her clients overcome these obstacles.
After moving to Arizona in 1995, Kathi thought about the type of business she would like to start. She thought about the challenges that small business owners face and thought that with her years of business ownership along with extensive training that she received in Sales and Marketing that she could offer Business Consulting Services to the Tucson Market. In 1995 she formed Donato Consulting, Inc. and was joined by her husband, Joe Donato. Kathi works with clients in the fields of marketing, operations, finance and management. Today she delivers her services throughout the state of Arizona.
Kathi earned a BA degree in General Studies with an emphasis on Business and Social and Behavioral Sciences from Indiana University.
Joe Donato – President
At the age of seventeen Joe Donato took over an ailing family-owned manufacturing and distribution business and was able to build it into a profitable multi-million dollar business. In 1995 he moved with his family to Tucson Arizona where for the past 20 years, he worked with clients in every aspect of business including marketing, operations, finance and management. He has worked with simple start-up home based businesses to large Venture Capital backed businesses.
He was director of the SBA funded Small Business Development Center at Pima Community College and operated an Entrepreneurial Program at the Tucson Urban League.
Joe earned his BS in Management from Bentley University in Waltham MA and an MBA from Western International University in Phoenix AZ.