Our Experience

Our Experience

Karen Howard / Principal and Founder, Paragon Consulting

Karen has over 20 years of marketing and management experience in consumer technology and enterprise software, as well as expertise in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Retail industries. Her client base of leading Silicon Valley companies includes Yahoo!, Intuit, Wells Fargo, Adobe, Cisco, and Oracle (Sun Microsystems and BEA).

Karen is a strategic thinker with a can-do attitude. Her strengths and core skills include:

  • Product Launches
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Go-To-Market Development/Strategy
  • Product Marketing
  • Marketing Program/Project Management
  • Consumer, Small Business, and Industry Marketing
  • Sales Tool Development and Delivery

Prior to founding Paragon Consulting Company, Karen was the Director of Industry Marketing for E.piphany, a leading provider of intelligent customer interaction software. While at E.piphany, Karen launched the Industry Marketing team to focus the company’s marketing and sales efforts on key industries.

Before joining E.piphany, Karen was an Industry Marketing Strategist for Siemens Information & Communication Networks (I&CN), where she was focused on solution and partnership development.

In her early career, Karen worked for Sprint/Sprint PCS as a marketing executive. She also worked in the marketing units of Oracle, Compaq (now Hewlett-Packard), and BellSouth Wireless (now AT&T). Her early career was in the information technology division of Seattle First National Bank, a subsidiary of Bank of America.


Karen holds a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she focused on high-tech marketing. She also holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Economics.


Karen is a member of Women in Consulting and the Society for Advancement of Consulting LLC.

Adding Value

Karen brings her solid business judgment, technical insight, strategic vision, and business acumen to every client engagement. Her exceptional analytical and communication skills, combined with her significant marketing experience, make her a valuable consulting partner for your company!