Kara, President & CMO
Kara joined Plum Grove with over 17 years of experience in e-commerce, consumer goods, and branding. She manages the company’s marketing strategy, lead generation, and client marketing services. Throughout her career, Kara has served global retailers and manufacturers with an innovative approach that combines market research, creative elbow grease, digital marketing technology, and an obsession with the customer experience. She’s brought innovative products to market ranging from home goods to smart home products and mobile apps. She’s marketed brands including Champion, Spalding, Jockey, Hummer, Eddie Bauer, Coleman, Martha Stewart, and more. Her decorated background includes multiple patents, a Design & Engineering Award in Consumer Electronics, and award-winning packaging design featured in a hardcover publication. Most recently, Kara was honored with the Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite of the Year award.
Kara has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Outside of work, Kara enjoys traveling, hiking, wine-making, reading about marketing and spending time with her family.
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Sully is Kara’s Cane Corso Mastiff, an Italian breed of mastiff. He prefers guarding his home, but occasionally comes out to guard the office.