Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO
Summers Hutchings, Director of Product Delivery & Portfolio Management at CarMax, joins host Deidre Paknad to share how CarMax has leveraged OKRs to bring their corporate and product strategies to life, and emphasizes the importance of empowering cross-functional teams to solve problems and create great outcomes that are connected to the corporate strategy.
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About Summers Hutchings
Summers Hutchings joined CarMax in 2018 and led the Corporate Strategy team for two years before transitioning to CarMax’s Digital Product organization in 2021 where she currently leads Product Delivery & Portfolio Management as a Director. Prior to CarMax, Summers spent her career as a management consultant with Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations commercial practice, primarily serving retail clients on a breadth of engagements including omnichannel strategy and store operational excellence. Summers is a ‘double Hoo’ with both an undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and two boys (ages 5 and 2.5). When she’s not chasing them, she enjoys chasing PRs as a triathlete.
About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on Outcome Mindset™ and tapping into ambition.
Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.