Chief Marketing Officer
ProfileKaren Sage is Transplace’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) responsible for the company’s global marketing, communications, sales operations, enablement, and go-to-market efforts. She is a veteran with 25+ years of experience in business-to-business marketing and communications having helped several industry leaders launch disruptive new categories, accelerate revenue growth, and build leadership brands.
Prior to Transplace, Karen was the CMO at MercuryGate International, a Transportation Management Solution (TMS) SaaS provider, where she helped dramatically grow and package the company for acquisition. She came to MercuryGate from spend management solution provider, SciQuest, whose name has since been changed to JAGGAER. Prior to her CMO role at SciQuest/JAGGAER, Karen was at CA Technologies where she served as vice president of marketing leading rapid growth initiatives.
Her experiences leading growth also include multiple leadership roles during a 15-year stint at Cisco in engineering, product management, marketing, go-to-market, and strategic planning for Cisco’s service provider network management business. Karen started her career as an engineer having invented the NETSYS Performance tools at NETSYS Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco in 1996. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering and was a PhD candidate in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.