“As part of Co.Lab’s ship a product program I was teamed up with Karen as a Product manager and could not be more pleased with the overall experience. Karen’s leadership was integral to our cumulative success, she did a lot of research beforehand and did an amazing job keeping us organized and on track throughout the modest 5 weeks we had to build an MPV. Highly organized and with a solid grasp of the problem space, Karen’s ideas and leadership helped lead us to success. Karen is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to our continued work on Podball – a web-based tool that helps hobbyist podcasters speed up their editing workflow.”
– Solmas Bairbordi, Interaction Designer
“It was a pleasure getting to work with Karen during Co.Lab! We were able to come into the program with the clear vision of the problem that we were trying to solve thanks to Karen’s industry expertise. Karen proved to be an effective leader keeping the team focused on the task at hand but also diligently listening to feedback and showing understanding when having to scope the MVP given the time constraints.“Karen makes Product Management look like a skill set you’re born with – it seems to come so naturally to her! At the same time, she is also conscientious about the need for self-reflection and intentional growth, and I know her success is the result of a lot of hard work, even if it looks effortless. I admire her a lot, and I really enjoyed working with her.
Karen showed great organizational skills making sure all tasks were completed and all information was disseminated in a timely fashion.“
-Marshall McDougall, Account Manager at Google
Karen is a terrific listener – she keeps an open mind, asks focused questions, and probes for more information in a way that makes others feel valued for their competence. She is very willing to adjust her goals at the beginning of the process based on feedback, and as work continues, she remains flexible without losing sight of the end goal. The result is that her teams work together with mutual respect and consistent focus on deliverables.
Karen expects a high level of professionalism from others, but never makes it feel like a demand. She models excellence continually, and communicates with such consistency and openness that her teammates naturally follow.
I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Karen again. She is an outstanding leader and a generous teammate.”
– Julia Seidman, Developer Education, Technical Content Marketing – SaaS/API/Developer Tools
I’ve had a great pleasure working closely with Karen on our team where she has been an invaluable asset as a Product Manager. Karen is an awesome collaborator, she is both gentle and clear in communicating her thoughts and ideas which makes it a breeze to work with her. But what sets Karen apart is her meticulous and methodical approach to every task, from weekly product updates to ensuring a flawless deployment of a new integration, she handles everything with consistent excellence which makes it so easy to rely on her. In all honesty, any organization would be fortunate to have Karen as part of their team. Her exceptional skills as a Product Manager, coupled with her dedication and attention to detail, make her an outstanding asset. I wholeheartedly recommend Karen for any future endeavors, confident that she will continue to shine and deliver exceptional results.
– Sara Doucette, QA Analyst
Karen is a tenacious, passionate, and consistent individual who delivers results. During her time with Buddi Karen single-handedly launched our loyalty integrations, improved our internal processes, and shipped many highly anticipated features for our kiosks and Ecommerce menus. Karen’s a great listener and would always consult with various team members and clients alike to learn about their challenges while working on solutions.
Lastly, she is an excellent communicator, I think everyone on the Buddi team can attest to Karen’s ability to keep everyone informed of product updates along the way.
Overall Karen will be an invaluable asset wherever they choose to go and leave a long-lasting positive impact just like she has here.
-Jesse Johnston, VP of Product @ Buddi.io (Direct Manager)