MaRS partners with a broad array of fellow innovators to achieve its purpose of helping innovators change the world. As the Vice President, Corporate Development & Partnerships for MaRS, Karen Greve Young was the executive lead responsible for: MaRS corporate strategy development, implementation and measurement; relationships with our global network of innovation partners; and community engagement.

Karen joined MaRS in June 2011 as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Previously, she held finance, management and strategy roles in organizations in San Francisco, New York and London, UK, including Bain & Company, Gap Inc. and the UK’s Institute of Cancer Research. She has a personal interest in improving health outcomes, especially related to cancer.

She holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where she co-founded the student affiliate of the pro-bono Alumni Consulting Team.