Vice President, Operations
Kari Schoen is the Vice President for Operations for DCIG Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. Kari is directly responsible for coordinating the release of each Buyer’s Guide, developing overall processes for the firm and providing support structure for the analysts. Kari also assists the DCIG analysts by reaching out to the vendors to gather further information on their products. She is essentially the linchpin for the day-to-day operations of DCIG as she effectively manages each step of research, analysis, development and final release for all DCIG products.
Prior to joining DCIG, Kari spent 16 years in the telecommunications industry holding several positions as Program Manager, Trial Coordinator, Operations Manager, and Software Project Launch Manager. Throughout her career, she has had many responsibilities, but most notably was as Launch Project Manager for the largest software release of Avaya’s Communication Manager Software. This release spanned five different hardware platforms, four gateway systems, multiple media modules and numerous circuit packs. Due to Kari’s effective product management skills, the software was released on time.
Kari received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Business Administration. She is also a certified Project Management Professional and was awarded this globally recognized title from the Program Management Institute in 2009.
In her leisure time, Kari loves spending time outdoors in her multi-level garden, bike riding, or exploring the mountains near her home. She is a huge fan of Denver’s professional football team, the Denver Bronco’s, and has attended their games since she just 10 years old—Go Broncos!