How I can help you

I hope to be able to improve your business performance with my experience in business strategy, traditional and digital marketing and sales.  

As a professional in marketing and sales for a global $7B semiconductor company, I helped increase revenue by managing and driving sales in the Central Area and by developing a digital marketing strategy including content. With this, I was able to build awareness and bring customers to use our solutions.  I can provide business development assistance and marketing expertise to many businesses, including in the digital space.

I also volunteer at Project Syncere, an organization to help prepare the minds and create pathways for young underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). My husband and I are family-oriented and have raised two wonderful children. I look forward to serving in public and private organizations to help our communities.

As a SCORE mentor, I expect to provide advice entrepreneurs like yourself can use. Let's get started.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Media and Communications
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
  • Technology and Web-Based Services

Education

University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, BS Chemical Engineering '84 with Distinction

Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA with some courses taken at Stanford - MS Electrical Engineering '87

Taken many management, marketing, and sales courses throughout my career.


Karen Spesard - Mentor at SCORE

Communication Methods

  • In Person