- Agoura Hills, CA US
Karen Albanese serves as chief operating officer and vice president of product and operations for the employee benefits consulting and technology company Hixme in Agoura Hills, California. Drawing on experience as a consultant to employers and benefits providers in Southern California, she designs strategies and delivers functional guidance for cutting-edge employee benefits and health-care programs. Karen Albanese also directs financing, legal affairs, and employee recruitment.
Prior to joining Hixme, Karen Albanese handled vendor relations and sales and marketing to midsize employers as senior vice president of employee benefit advisory services for Heffernan Insurance Brokers. While a senior vice president of health and benefits consulting for Aon Hewitt, she advised mid- to large-market clients on the selection of benefit plans to achieve cost containment, compliance, and employee participation goals.
Albanese began her career as a research analyst for Blue Shield of California and then worked as a senior consultant for Deloitte & Touche LLP.
A Certified Health Reform Specialist, Karen Albanese has also obtained Certified Employee Benefits Specialist I and III credentials. She received a BA in organizational studies from Scripps College and an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.