Karen Mills

Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

Karen Mills

Karen Mills

Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

Overview
Career Highlights

MMP Group, Inc.
Solera Capital LLC

RelSci Relationships

4256

Primary Location

Brunswick, ME, United States

Number of Boards

23

Birthday

09/14/1953 - Wellesley, MA, United States

Age

67

Number of Awards

1

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Founder at M. Klein & Co. LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at First Aid Beauty LLC

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Operating Partner at Churchill Capital Corp. IV

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Chairman & Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Envoy Global, Inc. (Illinois)

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Founder at Envoy Global, Inc. (Illinois)

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Managing Director, Venture Investing at Emerson Collective LLC

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Chief Executive Officer, President & Director at SuRo Capital Corp.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Oak Hill Advisors LP

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Harvard Business School
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Spouse
President Emeritus at Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.

Parent
Chief Executive Officer at Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.

Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC is America's favorite candy company, manufacturing and selling some of the world's most popular confectionary brands. Beginning in a modest New York candy store with the Tootsie Roll's introduction in 1896, the Chicago-based company has grown to become one of the country's largest candy companies, with operations throughout North America and distribution channels in more than 75 countries. Tootsie's brands include some of the most familiar candy names: Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pop, Charms Blow Pop, Mason Dots, Andes, Sugar Daddy, Charleston Chew, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Caramel Apple Pop, Junior Mints, Cella's Chocolate-Covered Cherries, and Nik-L-Nip. They're sold in a wide variety of venues, including supermarkets, warehouse and membership stores, vending machines, dollar stores, drug stores, and convenience stores. Together, the Tootsie brands resonate strongly among every age group, culture, and demographic; for every occasion and event; and during every economic climate, qualifying them as truly enduring, iconic American confections.

Education
MBA, Baker Scholar
Class of 1977

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

AB in Economics
Class of 1975

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Radcliffe College is an institute for advanced study and part of Harvard.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Founder
1999 - 2008

Solera invests in different range of industries like organic/natural food, US Latin media, consumer healthcare, specialty branded retail, environmentally responsible paint products, equestrian and women’s sports.

President
1993 - Prior
Professional
Prior

Naval Air Station Brunswick also known as NAS Brunswick, was a military airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Brunswick, Maine, with a number of Navy-operated maritime patrol aircraft. As of November 28, 2009, the last aircraft (P-3 Orions) left. The runways were permanently closed in January 2010. The base operated while the airport operated publicly under the name Brunswick Executive Airport until the base closed on May 31, 2011, as per the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure committee decision. Since then the base is known as Brunswick Landing. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has been managing base redevelopment with high-tech business and industrial park. On April 2, 2011, the airport reopened as Brunswick Executive Airport.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2020 - Current

Churchill Capital Corp. IV operates as a blank check company. It was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded by Michael Klein on April 30, 2020 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Independent Director
2019 - Current

Churchill Capital Corp. II is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded by Michael Stuart Klein on April 11, 2019 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
2015 - Current

First Aid Beauty LLC provides beauty and skincare products. Its products include cleansers, exfoliators & masks, moisturizers, serums and treatments, eye and lip care, body, and skincare kits. The company was founded by Lilli Gordon in 2009 and is headquartered in Watertown, MA.

Co-Chair, Task Force on Main Street Finance
Current

Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue. With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach. As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, national and homeland security, transportation, the economy, housing, immigration, and governance. BPC is committed to seeing our policy solutions enacted by lawmakers. Through the Bipartisan Policy Center Advocacy Network (BPCAN), our (c)(4) affiliate, we engage in advocacy and strategic outreach and education to bolster the legislative center and support efforts that bring Republicans and Democrats together on the difficult issues facing the country. While a healthy, civil debate among those with differing viewpoints is an essential component of our democracy, the current partisan tone in government is impeding progress. Through the Democracy Project and events like Bridge-Builder Breakfasts, political summits and timely policy discussions, BPC is fostering an ongoing conversation about how to overcome political divides and help make our government work better.

Member, Advisory Committee
Current

The Private Capital Research Institute (PCRI) is a non-profit organization that seeks to further the understanding of private capital and its impact through independent academic studies. PCRI’s primary goal is to produce and disseminate high quality academic research, based in large part on the comprehensive academic databases of private capital activity that the PCRI is building.

Fellow, Harvard Corporation
Prior

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Member, Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee
Prior - 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Member
Prior - 2013

The White House Council on Women and Girls is a council, which forms part of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, established by Executive Order 13506 on March 11, 2009 with a broad mandate to advise the United States President on issues relating to the welfare of women and girls.

Chair of Council on Competitiveness & the Economy
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $100K
2017

Since 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care. Throughout the decades, the hospital has had a consistent commitment to advancing that care through pioneering research and educating future health care professionals. The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today. On July 17, 2012, Mass General was named America's best hospital by U. S. News & World Report based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 different specialties. In 2008, Mass General was redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. World-Class Patient Care Our 907-bed medical center, located in the heart of Boston, offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We offer high-quality care and services in four health centers in the Boston area. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care. Our five multidisciplinary care centers – known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation and vascular medicine – unite specialists across the hospital to offer patients comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care. In addition, through MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we provide a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to cutting-edge treatments of complex and rare disorders. A Research Powerhouse Mass General has long been a leader in successfully bridging innovative science with state-of-the-art clinical medicine. With an annual research budget of nearly $764 million, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States - a program that spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. This funding drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments that transform medical practice and patient care. Learn more about Mass General research. An Emphasis on Teaching Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty. Since the hospital’s founding, Mass General has been committed to training and mentoring the next generation of international leaders in science and medicine, providing a wealth of opportunities for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, physical, occupational and speech and language therapists and other health professionals. These talented men and women, in turn, lend fresh and innovative perspective on how to treat and care for patients. See medical residency and fellowship opportunities at Mass General. Setting the Bar for Quality & Safety Safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity – these six tenets established by the Institute of Medicine are the foundation of our approach to quality and safety. We measure our performance, set high goals and track our progress toward those goals. We compare ourselves against local and national benchmarks in key quality and safety areas to ensure we deliver the highest quality and safest care possible. Learn more about our quality and patient-safety programs. Reaching Out to the Community Our work has always been guided by the needs of patients and their families. Mass General partners with communities to build, improve and sustain health care delivery and increase the health and well-being of those who live and work and these communities. Read about how Mass General is making a difference locally and globally. At our main campus and four health centers in Charlestown, Chelsea, Revere and the North End, Mass General annually: Admits 47,000 inpatients Handles nearly 1.4 million outpatient visits Records 88,000 emergency room visits Performs 38,000 operations Delivers 3,600 babies Mass General is a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system that includes the two founding academic medical centers, community hospitals, primary care and specialty physicians, specialty facilities, community health centers and other health-related entities. Our Mission Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, we aim to deliver the very best health care in a safe, compassionate environment; to advance that care through innovative research and education; and to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve

$25K - $100K
2016

Since 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care. Throughout the decades, the hospital has had a consistent commitment to advancing that care through pioneering research and educating future health care professionals. The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today. On July 17, 2012, Mass General was named America's best hospital by U. S. News & World Report based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 different specialties. In 2008, Mass General was redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. World-Class Patient Care Our 907-bed medical center, located in the heart of Boston, offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We offer high-quality care and services in four health centers in the Boston area. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care. Our five multidisciplinary care centers – known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation and vascular medicine – unite specialists across the hospital to offer patients comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care. In addition, through MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we provide a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to cutting-edge treatments of complex and rare disorders. A Research Powerhouse Mass General has long been a leader in successfully bridging innovative science with state-of-the-art clinical medicine. With an annual research budget of nearly $764 million, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States - a program that spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. This funding drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments that transform medical practice and patient care. Learn more about Mass General research. An Emphasis on Teaching Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty. Since the hospital’s founding, Mass General has been committed to training and mentoring the next generation of international leaders in science and medicine, providing a wealth of opportunities for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, physical, occupational and speech and language therapists and other health professionals. These talented men and women, in turn, lend fresh and innovative perspective on how to treat and care for patients. See medical residency and fellowship opportunities at Mass General. Setting the Bar for Quality & Safety Safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity – these six tenets established by the Institute of Medicine are the foundation of our approach to quality and safety. We measure our performance, set high goals and track our progress toward those goals. We compare ourselves against local and national benchmarks in key quality and safety areas to ensure we deliver the highest quality and safest care possible. Learn more about our quality and patient-safety programs. Reaching Out to the Community Our work has always been guided by the needs of patients and their families. Mass General partners with communities to build, improve and sustain health care delivery and increase the health and well-being of those who live and work and these communities. Read about how Mass General is making a difference locally and globally. At our main campus and four health centers in Charlestown, Chelsea, Revere and the North End, Mass General annually: Admits 47,000 inpatients Handles nearly 1.4 million outpatient visits Records 88,000 emergency room visits Performs 38,000 operations Delivers 3,600 babies Mass General is a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system that includes the two founding academic medical centers, community hospitals, primary care and specialty physicians, specialty facilities, community health centers and other health-related entities. Our Mission Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, we aim to deliver the very best health care in a safe, compassionate environment; to advance that care through innovative research and education; and to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve

$5,000 - $10K
2013

Maine Public is Maine's premier, independent media resource serving the entirety of Maine, dedicated to creating exceptional opportunities for the communities it serves to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. Formed in 1992, Maine Public is an independently owned and operated nonprofit organization. Maine Public has administrative offices and production facilities for television, radio and web services in Lewiston, Bangor, Augusta and Portland. The station's transmitters and translators, located throughout the state, deliver programs to nearly all of Maine's citizens.

Political Donations
$300
2014
$500
2013
$2,600
2013

Senator from Maine

Investments
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ZenPayroll, Inc. engages in the provision of cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management software. Its Gusto software offers hiring and onboarding, time tracking, and employee finance tools. The company was founded by Edward Kim, Mark Tomer London, and Joshua Reeves in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Numerated Growth Technologies, Inc. provides real-time commerce platform that increases sales for banks. Its platform digitizes bank credit policies, enables real-time lending and automates marketing to drive growth. The company was founded by Daniel R. O'Malley IV in 2017 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Alignable, Inc. operates as a web based platform that enables local businesses and organizations to network and market together. The company was founded in January 2014 by Eric S. Groves and Venkat Krishnamurthy and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Awards & Honors
U.S. Navy - Distinguished Public Service Award
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