Karen Rapp is vice president and chief information officer at Freescale Semiconductor. She is responsible for Freescale worldwide IT strategy, development and infrastructure with a focus on business outcomes and driving efficient and effective business processes. In July 2004, Motorola spun off its semiconductor segment, creating Freescale Semiconductor, headquartered in Austin, Texas. Rapp was a key member of the separation team, focusing on the SEC filings and Freescale worldwide general ledger initialization. In December 2006, Freescale was taken private through a leveraged buyout transaction, then the company went public again in 2011. Rapp has been with Motorola/Freescale for 24 years, where she has held a variety of positions in the business units, corporate accounting, supply chain, sales and marketing. She is also on the board of directors for the Freescale Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting STEM educational programs. Rapp earned her B.S. in finance in 1989 from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin in 1999. She was a member of the winning team in the 1999 UT Moot Corp entrepreneurial competition. She is a Certified Treasury Professional as of December, 2012. @freescale
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