Karen Ann: COO/Managing Director - UK

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iCEO™: 49765
Position: COO/Managing Director
Nationality: UK
Home Country: UK


An accomplished international Board Level Managing Director / Partner level Management Consultant with over 22 years’ experience in leading the design and execution of global business strategy and driving complex transformation.

Major Achievements

• Designed and implemented business strategy (industry, services, solutions) across multi country region to deliver 30% growth and market share gains • Transitioned a transactional product centred business to a transformational strategic, business relationship and asset driven solutions business - 63% larger deals than non-solution deals • Developing a business analytics and optimisation strategy – integrating consulting, software and hardware solutions, developing partnership opportunities to support a significant 1.3bn big data opportunity • Building a European acquisition strategy to support scaling business >20%

Industry Sector Competencies

• E-Commerce/Internet
• Software
• Systems Integration
• Financial Services
• Consulting, Technology

Professional Objectives

• Function: Interim Executive, Consulting, NED
• Interim Manager: Yes
• Permanent Position: Yes
• Operational: Yes
• Availability: Full time, Part time, Coaching on demand
• Prefered Locations: Any world wide

Additional Professional Interests

• Operational Coaching on demand
• Non Executive Director Assignments

Countries Covered

• Dubai
• Hong Kong
• UK

Operational Competencies

• Technologies to market (Expert)
• Business development (Expert)
• Acquisition and shadow management (Expert)
• New product or service launch (Expert)
• Geographical expansion (Expert)
• Company rescue or turnaround (Expert)


Home Country:
Full time
Part time
Coaching on demand
Chartered Business Psychologist, MSc Business
English, French
Management experience:
More than 15 years
Company size:
Start-up, SMB, Multinational
Interim Manager:
Founder or co-founder: