Founder & CEO, FireDrake Limited
Founder and CEO of a challenger firm that focusses on improving profitability of financial services companies through the integration of new/innovative technology with legacy systems. She has led her team in generating multi-million pound turnover and regularly works with top tier banks and cutting edge FinTech/RegTech firms that appear on the “Top 10 to watch” lists.
Karen has nearly 20 years’ experience working in the banking sector, including in leadership roles at Lloyds, UBS, BNPP and Barclays where she has been responsible for large-scale transformation projects that generated billions of pounds in revenue. She is a strategic trouble shooter, passionate about change and always looks to develop new ways of working to drive the best outcome for all.
Karen holds an MBA and started her career in the Canadian chemical engineering industry before moving to the UK to take advantage of the dot.com wave where she helped build a tech business that listed on AIM.