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Karen D. O’Boyle


Chief Commercial Officer

Karen serves as Chief Commercial Officer for RiseSmart. As an accomplished and customer-focused leader of global human capital organizations with over two decades of outplacement industry experience, Karen is responsible for RiseSmart’s business development, partnerships, sales and customer success teams.

Karen has built and led high-performing teams that have helped organizations navigate change by empowering leaders to achieve business goals, develop leaders to execute business strategies, and manage employee transitions while ensuring business continuity and brand protection during organizational change. She has been consistently successful in partnering with organizations around the world as they flex, adapt, and transform their businesses to drive growth, productivity, and profitability.

Prior to joining RiseSmart, Karen was President of global outplacement and redeployment firm, Mullin International, and a key leader responsible for executing the successful, recent sale of the firm. She was also Executive Vice President of Global Sales for Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), President of Career Partners International (CPI) and Senior Vice President for Right Management.

Karen graduated from the Global Executive Leadership/Executive MBA Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. She received an MS in Management from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Smith College’s Global Management Program in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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