Karen Garcia
CEO & President, KHG Consulting

karen-bio.pngKaren Garcia has more than 25 years of Information Services & Technology (IS&T) Business and Project management experience including 15 years of management experience. Karen and a group of her colleagues recently launched a new enterprise, KHG Consulting, LLC, after retiring from BMC Software, which she joined in 1993 and progressively advanced to the IS&T Chief of Staff position.

As BMC's IS&T Chief of Staff, Karen led the strategy, definition, and implementation of IS&T internal business management practices. A thought leader in IT Business Management, Karen is regularly requested to speak at conferences and webinars and has published White papers on the subject. Prior to joining BMC Software, Karen held various IT positions at ExxonMobil Company and Shell Oil Company. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Accounting and Management Information Services from the University of South Florida.

Karen is the proud mother of Kristin, 24, and Scott, 25, and has been happily married to attorney Roland Garcia for 28 years. An animal lover, Karen has three cats, a dog, a snake, and has fostered a miniature horse named StudMuffin. She also is an avid gardener believing that we all have to contribute to our environmental well being by utilizing organic methods and recycling as much as possible.

In addition to being a supporter of Recipe for Success, Karen and Roland are both involved in fundraising for multiple local and national charitable and political organizations.