Founder & CEO
Pay with Drop

Personal Profile

Born in Australia, raised in Papua New Guinea, and having been an expat for over 25 years Karen brings to the table an interesting mix of professional and international experience and an extensive diverse global network. Karen is on her 11th passport, holds a drivers license in five countries and yet remains passionately Australian.

Karen currently lives in San Francisco and describes herself as both a serial entrepreneur, and an experienced marketing, PR and business development professional with a demonstrable track record of success in technology. Karen has a long history of success in the payments, virtual currency, eCommerce, games, mobile, beacons and cyber security space.

Karen has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and she has been awarded both the Australian iAward for innovative use of technology - Media & Entertainment, and the Australian Women In Technology Award - Outstanding Achievement in Technology.

Areas of experience

Product Strategy, User growth and engagement, Monetisation and revenue growth, Platforms and channel marketing, Partnerships, Hiring, Team and culture development, Fundraising, Strategic business planning and development, Marketing & PR.

Industry Experience

Children's Games, Cyber Security, Payments.

What's the one thing you wish you had known before moving to the US?

America is not Australia on steroids. It is a completely different culture and market.

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