With over 29 years’ of demonstrated success in Finance, Operations, and Human Resources in both the private and public sector, Karen Oyhenart is known for her leadership and expertise in strategic Human Resources and operational excellence — especially in organizational redesign, culture change, and workforce planning.
In her recent engagements at Blackberry, Postmedia, The Royal Canadian Mint, and OpenText, she supported teams of 500+ through programs and projects to meet and exceed strategic business goals. She has strategically partnered with global teams, created governance for multiple entities, as well as lead part of an order to cash system replacement program, and the design and implementation of a new operating model for a Finance Transformation office.
Karen is a Certified Human Resources Leader, recognized by the Human Resources Professional Association in both Ontario and British Columbia. She also holds graduate certifications in Strategic Human Resources from Royal Roads University and in Operations Management from the Ivey School of Business.
Karen served on the board for the Waterloo Region Community Legal Services for 3 years until her return to Vancouver where she mentors business leaders from as far as the UK on achieving their goals.