Karen Quintos

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Karen Quintos is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Dell, where she leads marketing for the company worldwide. She is responsible for brand strategy, global communications, customer events, social media, corporate responsibility, customer insights, marketing talent development, agency management and sales enablement. She serves as the executive sponsor of the largest networking group at Dell, Women in Search of Excellence. Before becoming CMO in September 2010, Quintos served as vice president for public sector marketing and before that, was vice president of marketing for the commercial business in North America. She has also held various executive roles in services, contact center and supply-chain management. Quintos joined Dell in 2000 from Citigroup, where she served as vice president of global operations and technology. She also spent 12 years with Merck & Co., where she held a variety of roles in marketing, planning, operations and supply chain. She is a member of the board of directors of Lennox International Inc., serves as an advisory board member for Catalyst and a board member for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She also serves on the board of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and is a 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award, the university’s highest honor. Forbes named Quiintos one of the most influential CMOs in the world, and WorkingMother magazine named her “Mother of the Year.” Quintos earned an M.A. in marketing and international business from New York University and a B.S. in supply-chain management from The Pennsylvania State University.  @dell

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