Karen Warthen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Managing Director of HR Services


Karen has over 20 years of experience in the HR outsourcing and consulting space. She has led over 500 organizations confidently through the complex world of Human Resources. Karen provides knowledge to drive business goals through HR efficiency, compliance, and talent management. She partners well with small to mid-sized organization’s management teams by delivering a balance of strategic and tactical support, allowing maximization of an organization’s HR budget. Her depth of experience and knowledge of the HR process brings a much-needed level of structure to an organization so teams can focus on what they do best.


University of Maryland University College, MS, Human Resource Management

Areas of Specializations

  • Human Resource compliance audits
  • Developing HR infrastructure for start-ups
  • Employee handbook development
  • Developing efficient and effective HR processes
  • Benefit compliance and administration
  • Outsourced recruitment and selection
  • Talent Management

Professional Designations

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)