Karen Perego – Innovation Catalyst is an award-winning marketing and communication innovator with international consulting and project management experience. Corporately, Karen served as communication leader for RBC Royal Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal, Avon Inc. and brand manager at
Colgate-Palmolive Australia. As a consulting facilitator, she was account director at MacLaren and SSC&B:LINTAS NZ advertising agencies, headed up the ROI global suite of communication services at Aon Consulting, and founded her own market performance research and innovation consulting firm. Karen assists on a project basis with innovation and concept modeling, research facilitation, performance improvement, brand management, business communication, sales and marketing collateral and social media business solutions. Karen has a unique skill in being able to create a summary story from data-based material. This is particularly relevant for clients when research findings have a significant emotional component. Karen holds a BA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has served on Boards for international communication and research professionals, won global recognition for her original and successful work, including the I.A.B.C. Gold Quill, and is CPSI-certified (Creative Problem Solving Institute) by the Creative Education Foundation.