Karen has more than 20 years experience in building brands for consumer, business-to-business, medical device and academic health systems. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing at Companion Medical (Medtronic) and was responsible for leading marketing, digital, branding and public relations efforts. Prior to that, Karen held senior roles at Senseonics, Dexcom and UC San Diego Health. Earlier in her career, Karen spent more than a decade at several international advertising and digital agencies managing various clients including Princess Cruises, Memorex, Lockheed Martin, CIGNA HealthCare and Canon. Karen earned her MBA at San Diego State University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Connecticut.