Karen Clark is a proven strategic advisor and business partner with over 20 years of leadership in high growth, high demand organizations. Karen’s unique blend of experience with companies of all sizes spanning multiple industries enables her to advise business leaders at any stage of any organization’s maturity.
Karen’s early career was focused on talent acquisition for cleared programs, partnering closely with business development, capture management, and proposal teams in General Dynamics, EER Systems, and L-3 Communications. She had the privilege of staffing multiple critical intelligence contracts immediately following 9/11 and attributes that experience to when she truly learned the value and necessity of always being mission-driven and customer-focused.
After successfully leading talent acquisition teams, Karen broadened her experience by leading the Human Resources team for Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a cross-domain security software company focused on DoD and Intelligence customers. Karen led TCS to a successful acquisition by Raytheon and continued within Raytheon to merge TCS and other Raytheon acquisitions to create Raytheon Cyber Products.
Karen continues to be an integral part of M&A and integration activities today and leads human resources and business teams through change management, talent management, and organizational effectiveness and design initiatives to ensure organizations remain stable, competitive, and positioned for strategic and financial growth.
Karen currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley region in Virginia and serves as the Vice President of Global Human Resources Business Partnering, leading teams in the US, EMEA, and APAC, at an industry-leading cybersecurity firm. She holds an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification through SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management).