Over 12 years of experience in investing and operating roles within retail and technology
Prior to Trendalytics, Karen worked with department stores, luxury retailers and independent designers. At Goode Partners, she executed the firm’s investment in SkullCandy (NASDAQ: SKUL) and worked on the turnaround of a luxury specialty retailer. Previously she worked in Gap Inc.’s Corporate Strategy group, where she assessed acquisition and new retail concept opportunities such as Piperlime.com. Karen started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. where she executed over $1 billion in technology and media transactions. Karen holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from UCLA where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her research at Harvard included studies in multi-channel retailing, luxury diffusion brands and supply chain innovation for emerging designers. Karen initially pursued a B.A. in Fashion Design at Otis College of Art & Design, where she was a Grant recipient and recognized on the Dean’s List. She’s been featured on the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other publications and spoken at the e-Commerce Collective, Fashion Digital, e-Commerce Futures, FIT, Harvard Business School Luxury Goods Conference and Decoded Fashion.