About Robert Karen

Robert Karen has worked in the Publishing Industry for 24 years, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Library Lever. Robert is responsible for discovering emerging business models that focus on data driven outcomes.

As part of the Publishing Industry, Robert has worked diligently helping publishers and libraries achieve value. Robert leads a team focused on the continued success of libraries and committed to improving the procurement experience.

Prior to his role at Library Lever, Robert held different leadership positions at the WALDO consortium including the Director of Member Services, where he was responsible for their thriving membership, and Director of Procurement Services, growing total sales to over $500 million in his 20 year career.

He lives in Westchester County, NY  with his wife Michele and two children Jolie and Noah. When Robert isn’t working hard at Procurement Ventures, you’ll find him playing golf, on a drive with his bernedoodles, and enjoying live music. Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado @ Boulder.