Karin Stawarky

Karin, a co-founder of The ClearLake Group and former Managing Partner, has spent her career at the intersection of strategy and organization.  She is deeply committed to building companies that tap into the power of talent to realize extraordinary results in the global marketplace. An entrepreneur before she even completed her studies, Karin has gained deep perspective in creating and executing strategies while engaging diverse groups towards a shared purpose through positions in operations and strategy consulting, marketing, and investment management.

Previously the managing partner of Monitor Group’s San Francisco office, she worked with executive teams of organizations across multiple industries – from life sciences and high tech to consumer products and financial services – to address a range of their toughest growth challenges.  Her client work includes creating and implementing customer-driven, analytically based, and implementable strategies, designing and building high-performance organizations to meet new challenges and opportunities, developing the capabilities required for sustained growth, and improving profitability through greater organizational effectiveness.  Karin also served on the global leadership team of Monitor’s organization practice.

Karin believes in the influence of design on the thinking of artist and corporate executive alike; as a Board member of the Oxbow School for the arts in Napa, California, she sees the power of artistic inquiry first-hand in offering new insights. Karin received her M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bowdoin College. Throughout her academic career, she pursued questions that cut across department silos, challenging traditional ways of thinking. Her college interdisciplinary thesis explored the genre paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder during the Northern Renaissance as a window for economist and historian into the macro-economic conditions and social dynamics of the time.  When not in boardrooms, she escapes into nature and heads for the water, tuning up her swim strokes to compete in her first triathalon or paddling a kayak to new vistas.