Karen Walker is the president and principal consultant at Oneteam, Inc., a consulting firm that helps senior leaders create internal strategies that support their organizations’ external growth.
Decades ago, Karen helped create the (then) fastest growing company in American history: Compaq Computer. After working at Compaq for fourteen years, she left to begin Oneteam.
She now serves as an executive advisor and consultant to CEOs and senior organization leaders to grow their companies — with outcomes including IPOs, acquisitions, market share increases, and dramatic leadership development. Karen’s work has enabled sustained growth in a multitude of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 firms, including Aetna and BMC Software.
Karen has a B.S. degree in engineering from Texas A&M University and graduated from the ODHRM program at Columbia University. She has served on advisory committees to Rice University and Texas A&M University, and on the executive board of The Alley Theatre.
She resides in Jupiter, FL, although she can most often be found aloft in seat 2C.
Her clients say that her move from corporate leader to strategic consultant has given them the opportunity to realize powerful capabilities and results. She works with individuals and organizations in a wide variety of settings and industries.
Silicon Cowboys - Official Trailer
A documentary has been created about Compaq Computer and the beginning of the era of open computing. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Cohen and produced by Ross M. Dinerstein (JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI) and Glen Zipper (Academy Award®-winning UNDEFEATED), it is based on the book OPEN by Compaq's founder Rod Canion.
“A fascinating account of maverick innovators during the Wild West era of personal computing…vivid and evocative.” – Variety
“A lively look at an underexposed tech-biz success story.” – The Hollywood Reporter