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Karen Robilotta
Principal Consultant
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In Karen Robilotta's business and HR career she has served as CHRO to several organizations and managing director of a boutique management consulting firm. Karen provides advisory services to boards and the c-suite in the areas of human capital & talent strategy, executive selection, leadership assessment, coaching & development. She is known for her ability to lead complex organizational change and HR strategy and transformation.  Karen's clients include American Express, American Museum of Natural History, Chelsea Piers, the Financial Accounting Foundation, Pfizer, Specialty Food Association and more.

My Story

KR HR Consulting 2016 - present

Advisor to Boards, CEOs, CHROs on human capital and talent strategy, executive selection, leadership assessment, coaching and development. Provide rapid response and expertise on demand.

FOJP Service Corp.       2010 - 2016
Hospitals Insurance Co.       
Senior Vice President

Chief human resources and communications officer for one of the largest insurance and risk management organizations in the country with clients including Montefiore and Mt. Sinai Health Systems. ​Assessed HR Department, reorganized function, and achieved transition from transaction-oriented to consultative business partner model. Implemented organization-wide strategic talent renewal.

Pace University       2008 - 2010
Vice President

Chief human resources officer for private university with 2,000 faculty and staff. Developed HR strategy to maximize University's investment in human capital. Aligned HR services with the University's structure and strategic plan. Created a service function, utilizing a strategic blend of technology and personal service, to streamline processes, increase self-service opportunities, and provide data for executive decision-making. Co-authored Shifting Gears through Process Change with Robert Lazer, Ph.D. and published by The Higher Education Workplace. 

TD Consulting Group       1995 - 2008
Managing Director

Created firm’s vision, mission, and strategic plan. Built successful training and human resource consulting firm from start-up. Guided organization’s growth from both strategic and operational perspectives. Led new business development and client relations efforts by establishing collaborative long-term business relationships. Practice Leader for firm’s organizational development consulting and executive coaching practices. Co-authored Coaching Culture, Hidden Profits, with Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D.

Early Career

HR roles with W. R. Grace, Mutual of New York, A&A and GE Capital.

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