Karine Semmer
VP IT, Chief Information Security Officer
Biographical Info
I am a civic minded executive who leverages extensive program management and technical experience to drive enterprise excellmce. A passionate advocate for continuous improvement, I have led the development of innovative solutions to meet customer needs and strategic business goals. My forte is developing repeatable and sustainable processes which expand business capabilities and drive growth. I quickly assess business opportunities and develop long range plans grounded in sound financial and operational principles. Applying my expertise at prioritizing and aligning talent to task, I ensure resources are fully engaged and optimized to deliver expected return on investment. Skilled in change management, I influence and build engagement to drive key initiatives forward whether at times of organizational merger, acquisition, consolidation or growth. My leadership style is candid, decisive, and inclusive. Whether leading teams in a corporate setting or in the community, I invest in relationships early and secure quick wins that build credibility. By soliciting, valuing and recognizing broad input, I develop effective partnerships with diverse stakeholders. Adept at courageous and challenging conversations, I uncover hidden agendas and facilitate efficient decision making.
Areas of Specialty
Logistics and Supply Chain