Karen Laureano-Rikardsen leads all marketing and corporate communications programs for the company globally. Partnering with senior executives across the organization and its affiliated businesses, she is responsible for raising the company’s profile and visibility to help meet core business objectives and to enhance its brand identity with internal and external stakeholders.
Ms. Laureano-Rikardsen was most recently with CRT Capital Group where she spearheaded corporate access to equity and fixed income clients, managed all branding and marketing of multi-sector conferences, as well as media and corporate communications, including distressed and special situations. Prior to CRT, she was Head of Communications for Global Equities, Latin America at Credit Suisse and served as the senior lead on crisis communications management. Earlier in her career, she served as Head of Corporate and External Affairs at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where she developed and implemented its North America communications strategy.
Ms. Laureano-Rikardsen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from the University of Maryland.