Strategic Leadership

Karen is an Emmy Award-winning leader with global experience in technology, search, media and wireless. She has “lean forward” passion, can spot talent and trends quickly, and uses her business insights and experience to create high-performing partnerships. Karen is considered a trusted strategic advisor who can convene the most influential to solve complex issues.

She has a 20-year track record of successfully driving high-performing strategic partnerships including:

Karen Olcott

Karen Olcott

  • Creating a sustainable business vision and strategy for emerging markets
  • Negotiating multi-year, multi-national partnerships, and structuring board-level relationships
  • Managing large global teams and providing executive leadership during complex transitional phases
  • Driving substantial contribution margin, through revenue generation and reduction of operating expenses
  • Driving innovation with a passionate, analytical and pioneering spirit
  • Envisioning and building strong new brands and identities
  • Distilling economic and social values that foster a long-term competitive advantage for businesses



“Karen has a passion for emerging trends in technology, impact funding and social responsibility leadership, and a heart for those who are victims of injustice.”