Karena Strella Egon Zehnder, San Francisco
Karena Strella, based in San Francisco, led the design of Egon Zehnder’s model for assessing leadership potential and is a trusted talent management advisor, actively engaged with clients in CEO succession planning and in crafting sophisticated programs for developing high potentials. Karena is passionate about helping executive teams realize their full potential for achieving growth, product innovation, superior customer service and operational excellence. She is also active in Egon Zehnder’s Human Resources Practice.More
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Karena developed and managed corporate venturing activities for The Permanente Company. As a consultant with BDC Advisors, she created solutions for growth and revenue generation. At Johnson & Johnson, Karena led marketing and product development activities for a portfolio of products.
Karena earned a BA in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Mount Holyoke College, the oldest women's college in the world, with a focus on curriculum-to-career, preparing women for purposeful engagement with the world.