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Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D., Director, Consulting Services

One of the founding members of viaPeople, Dr. Karen Caruso has proven expertise in helping organizations maximize the potential of their human capital through the use of technology. Karen brings extensive thought leadership and over 15 years of experience in the human resources technology industry to design and develop innovative products that meet emerging customer needs.

Dr. Caruso has focused her career on partnering with clients to design and implement innovative performance management, 360 degree feedback, career development and succession planning processes. Her clients include Google, Aruba Networks, Evercore, Point72, and Starwood Capital among many others. She has spoken at seminars and national conferences on the implementation of best practice performance management strategies. As a strategic advisor and coach, she works closely with executives in identifying and leveraging their talents, as well as improving in their areas for development.

Prior to founding viaPeople, she was a consulting manager at Performaworks and a management consultant at Rogala & Orr, Inc. She also worked as an internal organizational development consultant at Advocate Healthcare, a large regional healthcare provider. Dr. Caruso is the Past-President of Chicago Industrial Organizational Psychologists, is a member of the American Psychological Association and Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology and has served on the graduate faculty at Elmhurst College. Karen received her Ph.D. from DePaul University in Chicago and her B. S. in Psychology from Elmhurst College.


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