Karen Beaman is Managing Director of Teilasa Global, an HCM advisory and research firm that assists global organizations optimize their strategies and achieve their business and technology goals. She has 30 years of diversified HCM experience covering global strategic planning, application development, data modeling, business process optimization, shared services delivery strategies, business case development, and global systems deployment. She was the founder and Chief Executive of Jeitosa Group International, a worldwide strategic business consultancy providing solutions for global effectiveness, which was acquired by Mercer in 2014. She led the team that developed the global strategy and built the requirements for the foundational core of Workday’s new Human Capital Management (HCM) System. Previously she was responsible for ADP’s global professional services across the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.
Karen is an internationally recognized speaker and author on topics such as global human resources, information technology, transnational organizational design, strategic sourcing, cultural diversity, and global leadership. She was the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the IHRIM Journal and Managing Editor of Workforce Solutions Review, and is the editor of four IHRIM Press books: Boundaryless HR: Human Capital Management in the Global Economy, Out of Site: An Inside Look at HR Outsourcing, Common Cause: Shared Services for Human Resources, and HR Frontiers: Shifting Borders and Changing Boundaries. She is a certified Human Resource Information Professional (HRIP) and, in 2002, she received the Summit Award, IHRIM’s highest award honoring her lifetime achievements in field of human resources.
Karen has degrees from Old Dominion and Georgetown Universities, studied at the Universities of Stuttgart, Tübingen and Salzburg, and is currently working to complete her Ph.D. at Queen Mary, University of London. She is fluent in English, German, and French and conversational in Spanish and Portuguese.
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