February 2018 Speaker: Karen Sharp

CYFEN February Speaker Karen Sharp

Karen Sharp, MBA
SBDC Senior Business Advisor
"Making Sense of the Numbers"

 

Karen Sharp started her career in systems analysis at Shell Oil and Tenneco Oil E&P where she programmed, maintained, and managed the Personnel /HR systems.  She later moved into information technology marketing and sales in companies including BMC Software and Ansa Software, a highly successful tech startup.  Karen earned a BS in Applied Science, Systems Analysis from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and an MBA from University of Houston.

Karen founded her branding solutions business in 1997 in which she provides digital, print, and promotional marketing and branding solution to mid-large firms in the private and public sectors. Her clients include Harris County Public Health, Harris County Community Health Choice, and various oil and gas service firms.  She joined Lone Star College as adjunct business faculty in 2007, where she taught marketing and business management courses.  In 2009, she joined America's SBDC at Lone Star College as a senior business advisor where she provides business advising services to businesses in the CyFair, and Northwest Houston areas. Karen developed the Business Success Seminar series which offers powerful information seminars at no charge for business owners in the CyFair area with the CyFair Houston Chamber and the Harris County Public Library. Karen's specialties are marketing, information technology, supplier diversity, and franchising.

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