SPOTLIGHT – Karen Gildea, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Karen is an Amick Brown Co-Founder and Managing Partner. She has long history in IT, serving both in technical and leadership roles.  She spent 26 years supporting various technologies at AT&T.  Karen’s last 10 years there was spent as a Senior Technical Director where she lead a team tasked with building the enterprise SAP BI solution at AT&T—a solution which served the company’s human resources, procurement, legal, network, finance, and real estate organizations and had a diverse end-user population of more than 400,000.

In 2010, after an outsource of the AT&T SAP application to a large consulting company, Karen shifted her focus and with her business partner Anitha Brown, started Amick Brown LLC, an IT consulting and staffing company. The company, while still a small business, is enjoying steady growth and has been listed on the San Francisco Business Times Top 100 Woman Owned Businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area list since 2013.

Karen’s role at Amick Brown focuses on the internal business functions of the company and the teams supporting Human Resources, Accounting, Marketing, Legal and Finance. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has earned her SHRM certified HR Professional certification (SHRM-CP) which enables her to stay abreast of HR developments and ensures Amick Brown adheres to all Labor laws and regulations.  Karen ensures that business functions are running smoothly and efficiently so Amick Brown’s primary focus can remain on how to best serve both Amick Brown’s client’s and employee’s needs.

Karen lives in Livermore, California with her husband of 37 years.  She has three grown children and one “almost 3” year old grandson whom she adores.  She loves spending time with friends and family and spends as much time as possible at Lake Oroville, California where the family maintains a small houseboat.

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