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Karen Francis

Lead Independent Director & Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Telenav; Strategic Advisor & Investor

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 Karen Francis Biography

Karen C. Francis is a Strategic Advisor, Board Director and Investor based in Silicon Valley. She serves as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Telenav (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leading technology provider for embedded vehicle navigation systems. She also serves as independent director for Nauto, an AI driven telematics company in the autonomous mobility space, for Dynamic Signal, whose software platform empowers employee communications at Fortune 500 companies across industries around the world, and CircleGraphics, the leading on-demand digital print eCommerce platform for wall décor, billboards and business signage. Karen previously served as a director on the corporate boards of Hanover Insurance Group, Pella Windows, AutoNation, and Covisint.

Karen is a Certified Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors and maintains a cutting-edge perspective on key and trending issues facing boards including Cybersecurity, Innovation & Disruption, Executive Compensation, Risk Management and Talent Development.

Karen is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a strong track record of successfully building companies and businesses across multiple industries. She is a visionary leader with strong strategic, marketing, technology, and leadership skills. Karen has deep domain knowledge in the automotive and advertising sectors and has embraced the opportunities that technology disruption is creating globally.

Her business career includes executive positions at Procter & Gamble, Bain & Company, Berol Corporation, Internet Capital Group and eight years in Detroit with executive positions at both General Motors and Ford Motor Company. While at GM, Karen led the Chevrolet Venture minivan business and served as General Manager of the Oldsmobile division. While at Ford, Karen was President & CEO of ConsumerConnect, the technology investment division which pioneered acquisition and development of industry relevant technologies. Later, Karen served as Chairman & CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney, a marketing agency in the Publicis global advertising network. Karen was the Chairman & CEO of AcademixDirect, an education technology and marketing company in Silicon Valley.

Karen was named Advertising Age “Woman to Watch” in 1998 and one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising” in 2012, one of the “Top 100 Chief Executive Officers” in the country by ExecRank, Automotive News “Top Newsmaker”, and recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in 2005,2006, and 2007. Karen is a frequent speaker on technology innovation and board governance.

She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School where has been appointed to the HBS Alumni Board and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College where she served for nine years on the Board of Trustees.

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    Booking fees for Karen Francis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Karen Francis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Karen Francis

Lead Independent Director & Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Telenav; Strategic Advisor & Investor

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Karen Francis Biography

Karen C. Francis is a Strategic Advisor, Board Director and Investor based in Silicon Valley. She serves as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Telenav (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leading technology provider for embedded vehicle navigation systems. She also serves as independent director for Nauto, an AI driven telematics company in the autonomous mobility space, for Dynamic Signal, whose software platform empowers employee communications at Fortune 500 companies across industries around the world, and CircleGraphics, the leading on-demand digital print eCommerce platform for wall décor, billboards and business signage. Karen previously served as a director on the corporate boards of Hanover Insurance Group, Pella Windows, AutoNation, and Covisint.

Karen is a Certified Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors and maintains a cutting-edge perspective on key and trending issues facing boards including Cybersecurity, Innovation & Disruption, Executive Compensation, Risk Management and Talent Development.

Karen is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a strong track record of successfully building companies and businesses across multiple industries. She is a visionary leader with strong strategic, marketing, technology, and leadership skills. Karen has deep domain knowledge in the automotive and advertising sectors and has embraced the opportunities that technology disruption is creating globally.

Her business career includes executive positions at Procter & Gamble, Bain & Company, Berol Corporation, Internet Capital Group and eight years in Detroit with executive positions at both General Motors and Ford Motor Company. While at GM, Karen led the Chevrolet Venture minivan business and served as General Manager of the Oldsmobile division. While at Ford, Karen was President & CEO of ConsumerConnect, the technology investment division which pioneered acquisition and development of industry relevant technologies. Later, Karen served as Chairman & CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney, a marketing agency in the Publicis global advertising network. Karen was the Chairman & CEO of AcademixDirect, an education technology and marketing company in Silicon Valley.

Karen was named Advertising Age “Woman to Watch” in 1998 and one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising” in 2012, one of the “Top 100 Chief Executive Officers” in the country by ExecRank, Automotive News “Top Newsmaker”, and recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in 2005,2006, and 2007. Karen is a frequent speaker on technology innovation and board governance.

She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School where has been appointed to the HBS Alumni Board and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College where she served for nine years on the Board of Trustees.

Karen Francis Videos

  • Karen Francis: Experience As A Board Member
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  • How to book Karen Francis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Karen Francis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Karen Francis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Karen Francis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Karen Francis?

    Booking fees for Karen Francis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Karen Francis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Karen Francis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Karen Francis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karen Francis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Karen Francis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Karen Francis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Karen Francis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Karen Francis for your event is available upon request. Karen Francis generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mathilde Collin, Morgan DeBaun, Adora Cheung, Megan Smith and Julia Hartz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karen Francis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Karen Francis Speaker Videos

  • Karen Francis: Experience As A Board Member
    Positive Coaching Alliance 1 view. New · 0:30. Karen Francis: Tools I Use From PCA - Duration: 0:44. Positive Coaching Alliance 1 view. New.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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