Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan

Chicago, IL, USA


Last updated September 15, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

I am insatiably curious.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I absolutely love to cook and bake. Since childhood, I've been fascinated with creating beautiful and delicious meals and read cookbooks, food websites and culinary magazines with gusto. I'd love to bring this passion to improve lives for those with food insecurity as well as share recipes that use ugly produce. It puzzles me that the US is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, there is massive food waste as well as food insecurity and hunger. To improve the outcome for others through creative use of healthy food, food preparation and efficient distribution is a dream of mine.

Interesting Factoid

Cooking is meditative for me


Languages

Spanish

Countries Visited

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Mexico
Canada
China
Macau
France
Croatia
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Germany
Switzerland
Belgium
Costa Rica
United Kingdom
Scotland
Luxumburg

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Travel and Transport

Senior Director Global Sales

Leading the US mid-market sales team in a global sales organization and working cross functionally with marketing, sales enablement for individual and team success. Selected by the Officer Group to lead a global strategic charter focused on change management. Successful launch of charter was completed in January 2020

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Vice President Sales and Marketing

Consulting engagement to revise agency sales and marketing strategy led to an offer to join the team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for this WBENC agency. Trained team on new SalesForce lightning platform and aligned sales enablement and marketing strategies to generate top of funnel, pipeline and sales growth.
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Professional Organizations


Professional Interests

Networking
Mentoring
Consulting

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Advancement of Women
Animal Welfare

Non-Profits


Volunteer Experience

Chi Omega | Xi Chapter

Evanston, IL

2019 - 2019
Marketing advisor to the chapter. We focused on reshaping the social media strategy for the chapter and contributions to the success of the chapter included making quota for the first time in almost a decade

What Inspires Me  

Twitter

Favorites  

Hobbies

Cooking
Hiking
Reading
Traveling
Home Renovation

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Motown
Broadway
Jazz
Blues
Soundtracks

Sports, Teams, Athletes

John Wooden
Michael Jordan
Roger Feder
Novak Djokovic

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Greatest Showman
Hitch
Scent of a Woman
North by Northwest
The Sound of Music
Shawshank Redemption
Kings Speech
Green Book
Argo
The Princess Bride

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Grace and Frankie
The Last Dance

Education  

School

University of Houston

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Hotel and Restaurant Administration

University of Pennsylvania | Wharton School

Executive Education, Global Leadership Professional Certification


Academic Interests

Marketing
Management