Karen Styres
Chief Marketing Officer



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Karen joined FM:Systems in 2020 as Chief Marketing Officer. FM:Systems provides space management technology that enables facility and real estate teams to identify, plan, and deliver the ideal workplace for every employee.

Previously, she was a Global Leader of Field and Customer Marketing at OutSystems and before that a VP of Sales Enablement and Business Development at SciQuest (IPO: SQI). Earlier in her career she worked with Diffusion (Vignette acquisiton; now OpenText, OTEX) as a Chief Marketing Officer / VP of Marketing.

She graduated from University of Kentucky with an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Statistics and from University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business where she earned a MBA.



  1. Many strengths, but picking out a few; – Being able to bring the team together at times of crisis, and being able to successfully navigate out. – Thinking pragmatically, to ensure company is always step ahead the competition, from a marketing perspective. – Very strategic by way of planning, which has not only saved the company a lot of money (reduced spend) but using creative and out of the box ideas to also generate more leads than ever before in the history of the company. – Will get ‘stuck in’ – i.e may leaders won’t do some mid-low level work and expect others to do that. Karen has always shown to be a true leader, and will be the one physically doing the work of much lower level employees, to lead by example. – & more importantly, a peoples person. At the end of the day, the staff are just as good, or as motivated as their leader. Karen will go always go above and beyond to ensure she cares about the health and well-being of every employee.

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  2. Karen has a natural and carefully cultivated skill for motivating and supporting her diverse team. She steps in just the right amount to make sure projects continue to move as planned while adding just the right amount of input to steer things in the correct direction. She does a fantastic job highlighting her team on company calls and advocating for our initiatives. Karen is the reason our marketing team is so successful.

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  3. Professionalism, Communication Skills and Attitude!

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