Dr. Katrice Branner

Dr. Katrice Branner
DBA Alumna, Class of 2020
President of Branner Consulting, LLC; Lecturer of BISOM at UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business; Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business


Katrice Branner is currently the President of Branner Consulting, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the firm offers small business operations management services covering process improvement consulting, coaching, and training. In addition, she is a part of the faculty at UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business in the Business Information Systems and Operations Management department and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Darla Moore School of Business. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, Katrice held teaching appointments at Queens University of Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith University. Previously Katrice was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America in Small Business Banking Product Delivery, joining Bank of America after obtaining her MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. Prior to her time with Bank of America, Katrice was a chemical engineer at The Dow Chemical Company. She earned her Chemical Engineering degree from The University of Tennessee. Katrice is married with three boys and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. She enjoys reading, playing really bad golf, attending NBA games, and serving as a NFL Fantasy Football League Commissioner.

Research Interest

Katrice pursued a UNC Charlotte DBA because she believed that the program would be invaluable in helping achieve her goals of researching and solving numerous management driven problems that exist in the small business sector. With a passion for small business, her primary research interests focused on small business management of information systems and operations management.


Small – and Medium-Sized Enterprises’ Customer Relationship Management Processes Impact on Firm Performance Moderated by Entrepreneurial Orientation