Celeste is senior vice-president, Research and Analytics, at KCI. Moving beyond traditional research methodology, Celeste specializes in using analytics to assist clients in understanding data to drive strategy and action. In her seven years with KCI she has worked with clients in diverse sectors on data analytics, trends analysis, benchmarking and customized prospect research projects to provide quantitative and qualitative insights for fundraising strategy. She also leads KCI’s compensation benchmarking practice, providing current market analysis to clients to inform their retention and recruitment strategies. Prior to joining KCI, Celeste served as the executive director, Advancement Services at the University of Guelph.