Karen is an active board member of Fashion Group International. She is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. Karen divides her time between New York and Paris, where The Young Group also has an office.
Since opening The Young Group, Karen has worked extensively in all categories of the cosmetic industry. She has developed concepts and products for Almay, RoC, Bath and Body Works, Neutrogena, Crabtree & Evelyn, Vichy and Canyon Ranch. Karen has worked on numerous established brands in the beauty category, including Christian Dior Beauté, Shiseido, Parfums Givenchy, Avon and 3M Products.
Karen is an adjunct professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching Product Development in the Master's program in Cosmetic & Fragrance Marketing and Management.