Ms. Goodspeed sits on the boards of directors of American Electric Power, AutoZone, and Columbus McKinnon. She has experience serving on the Nuclear Oversight, Audit, Compensation, Governance, and Policy Committees. Linda expertise lies with IT strategy alignment to business needs, enterprise risk management, M&A technology integration strategy, cyber security strategy and compliance in the areas of SOX and PCI, IT outsourcing transition strategy and execution, supplier risk management, and product development risk containment. ​Ms. Goodspeed earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.​​



Orange Star is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) organization.

Kathy Starkoff,  Founder, President and CEO
​​Kathleen (Kathy) is a cyber security expert, a talented headline speaker and a senior, trusted advisor to CIOs across a wide range of industries, including Fortune 500 companies and the National Science Foundation.  Her
 ability to provide valuable counsel is a result of her 20 years of IT leadership experience in industry-leading organizations including CIO at The Ohio State University, CTO and Enterprise Risk Manager for Limited Brands and CTO of Bank One Corporation.


Ms. Starkoff is a recognized "Leadership Fellow" and a featured cyber security speaker for the National Association of Corporate Directors.  She is board chair of Flying Horse Farms, which provides transformative camp experiences for seriously ill children.  The organization is part of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network, for which she is also a board director. She holds a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor's of science degree, cum laude, in mathematics from Kent State University. 


​​​​​​​​​Linda Goodspeed,  Executive Advisor
Linda brings over 30 years of experience leading engineering and technology teams at Nissan, Ford, GE, Lennox International, and ServiceMaster. She was President and COO of the technology start-up company Partminer, Inc. and WealthStrategies Investment Advisors, LLC and has held positions ranging from President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Chief Supply Chain Logistics Officer, and Mergers and Acquisition Leader. ​​​

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Orange Star Consulting is a firm dedicated to the essential role of the Chief Information Officer. We complement the role with diverse expertise and multiply its impact with the luxury of focus. Our areas of specialty include strategic planning, complex project delivery, operational effectiveness, and risk management, including cyber security.  


All Orange Star engagements are led by CIO experienced talent.  As a result, the engagements provide balanced, independent assessment and direction. The insights delivered are developed with proprietary tools and methods, crafted with the balanced judgment that results from years of Fortune 500 leadership experience.