Karen Posey

Work Experience
In addition to being an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) with the Healthcare & MedTech Portfolio for the Entrepreneurs’ Center, Karen Posey is the Founder and Managing Partner at KP Strategies, a firm that guides CEOs and their core teams to “think” through critical elements leveraging a unique framework that drives true strategy to execution.

Karen has over 30 years of experience as a high-performance leader with a successful track record in running organizations. She created four companies from scratch, started an Executive Sponsor Program consulting practice, wrote a white paper, and has become a recognized expert. From her early days in sales team leadership to her role as a CEO for a MarTech start-up, Karen has the robust knowledge, skills, attributes, and hands-on experience to guide executives and entrepreneurs.

Her specialties include management consulting, executive leadership and coaching, marketing, corporate strategy, consumer experience, sales, and training.

Karen lives in the Dayton area.

  • Capital University B.A. (Cum Laude), Communications
Favorite Dayton Restaurant
  • Roost Modern Italian (in the Oregon District)
What do you enjoy most about being an EIR?
  • Most CEOs of start-ups know their product/service inside and out, however, they don’t always have the skills or experience in implementing a strategy to build a successful company from the concept phase. I love working with entrepreneurial CEOs to understand their identity profile – i.e., value proposition, distinctive capabilities – and develop a clear strategic intent. As a corporate leader, it is important to identify where you want to be in the next five years, ten years, and back into a strategy to help guide you there.