Barbara Emener Karasek
By Barbara Emener Karasek / June 2017Guest Contributor
Owner, Karasek Enterprises
An accomplished executive with 20+ years of experience leading B2B and B2C marketing, e-commerce, retail, licensing, sports and entertainment marketing, and business development ranging from market leading brands to high growth startups. Having lived in 8 countries and traveled to 15+ countries during her career, she is now a sought after keynote speaker and panelist to motivate global audiences about sales and marketing alignment, leadership, intrepreneurship and entrepreneurship. As co-owner of Karasek Enterprises with her husband, she is an investor and strategic business growth advisor to a variety of companies and social enterprise organizations, and is working on her first business acquisition. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Furman University, where she attended on a four year, Division I volleyball scholarship and was a standout player and team captain, and earned M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of South Florida, which honored her in 2008 with its Outstanding Alumnus Award. She completed coursework in Strategic Marketing Management at Harvard Business School, Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification, SalesForce leadership training, and is involved with many industry associations. She and her former professional basketball player husband, Tony, stay busy with sports-related hobbies, philanthropic activities, and a never-ending search for the perfect fishing spot. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect on LinkedIn.