Colette Cote

Colette Cote

Chief Communications Officer, Dossia
Corporate External Communications, Pitney Bowes Inc.

As Chief Communications Officer for Dossia, Colette spearheads and manages Dossia's marketing and communications efforts and resources. Colette is an on-loan executive to Dossia from Pitney Bowes where she currently serves in the Corporate Communications & Marketing group.

Tapped to work with Pitney Bowes’ Executive Chairman, Michael J. Critelli, Colette is the public relations lead for the Company’s innovative health care and wellness initiatives, including Dossia. Colette joined Pitney Bowes in November 2004, on the heels of the organization's then-largest acquisition, Group 1 Software, where she was responsible for public relations and industry analyst relations. In this role, she successfully established the 80+ -year old Company’s first enterprise-wide industry analyst relations program.

Prior to Pitney Bowes, Ms. Cote served as Director, Worldwide Marketing and Communications for AuthenTec, Inc. Colette is credited with having firmly established market awareness of the fingerprint biometric provider which catapulted the Company to its global industry leadership position. Before joining AuthenTec, Ms. Cote was an International Marketing Communications Consultant with Côte à Côte Communications, providing integrated strategic marketing and communications counsel to start-up and Fortune 500 companies, including Analog Devices.

While previously based in France for 11 years with European-wide responsibilities, Colette built a progressive marketing and communications career with various high-technology leaders in corporate, agency and non-profit organizations, including the Open Software Foundation and Hewlett-Packard. Colette was a key contributor to the growth of Copithorne & Bellows PR agency in France and Europe; C&B was subsequently acquired by Porter Novelli, an Omnicom Company.

Ms. Cote attended the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University where she focused her M.A.L.D. studies on International Business. She earned her B.A. from Colby College, with a double concentration in Economics and French.