Professor of Social Innovations
PhD, Tufts University
Karen has 20 years of experience in developing strategies, partnerships and teams to accelerate the profitable growth of technology-oriented organizations in new markets. Currently, she is the Vice President of Strategy and Impact at TechSoup Global and her team is responsible for maximizing the social and financial impact of this global nonprofit organization.
Karen has a unique blend of direct experience with start-ups, social enterprises, and high-tech multinational firms including Vital Wave Consulting, Telcordia Technologies, AT&T, and the Peace Corps. Throughout her career, she has delivered millions of dollars of incremental revenue through the creation of compelling sales and marketing strategies and by adeptly managing programs and teams across the globe including in India, China and Mexico. Karen is passionate about the power of technology to transform people’s lives and she improved the performance of 100+ technology-centric social enterprises from around the world by creating specialized training courses, identifying and connecting entrepreneurs to critical resources, and providing one-on-one advice and mentoring.
Karen earned her MA and PhD in International Business Relations at Tufts University and graduated from California State University, Chico with a joint B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish. She is fluent in Spanish and lived in Latin America nearly 10 years.