VP at Lawrence Stephen Partners

Karen is a seasoned Human Resource and Operations professional with over 25 years of experience in both service and manufacturing environments.

Karen began her career at the age of 21, starting a “personnel agency” providing recruiting and placement service throughout North East Ohio, while attending classes in Communications at Kent State University.

The next level of her journey began when she was recruited to work with a national franchise organization as an Area Director and eventually was promoted to National Training Director. Karen then spent the next 18 years working for a growing manufacturing company, starting as the Director of Human Resources. Karen was responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training at all levels throughout the company.  Karen was then promoted to Operations Director and held that title for 13 years during which the company grew 500%.

The last several years of her career have been in a consulting capacity, working with companies throughout the United States and Canada, conducting Executive Search and Recruitment as well as providing HR/Operations consulting.


Karen specializes in training and development programs, hiring. recruiting, culture building and management coaching. Extensive experience in group training and public speaking with an emphasis on solutions for supervisors and managers looking for answers to the most challenging problems facing employers today "how do we hire, train and retain employees in the current environment while maximizing productivity and profits".