Karen Smith has more than 20 years' experience in Marketing and Communications. Before launching Smith Marketing Group, Karen was the Senior Director of Corporate and Marketing Communications at SAQQARA Systems, Inc., a pre-IPO, start-up software firm headquartered in San Jose, California. Prior to SAQQARA, she was with the Hewlett-Packard Company for more than 10 years where she held various positions in Marketing including Communications and Strategic Business Planning. Karen has also held positions with Data General Corporation and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
In addition to her experience in the hi-tech industry, Karen works as a publicist for artists and entertainers in the recording and film industries. Karen is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Public Relations Society of America and The Recording Academy - presenters of the GRAMMY Awards.