Born in Australia, raised in Papua New Guinea, and having been an expat for over 25 years Karen brings to Advance an interesting mix of professional and international experience and an extensive diverse global network. Karen is on her 11th passport, holds a drivers license in five countries and yet remains passionately Australian.
Karen currently lives in San Francisco and describes herself as both a serial entrepreneur, and an experienced marketing, PR and business development professional with a demonstrable track record of success in technology. Karen has a long history of success in the payments, virtual currency, ecommerce, gaming, mobile, beacons and cyber security space.
Karen has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and she has been awarded both the Australian iAward for innovative use of technology – Media & Entertainment, and the Australian Women In Technology Award – Outstanding Achievement in Technology.