Karen Angellatta


Karen is an award-winning, strategic Global HR, Talent and Training Development Leader with a 20 year proven track record of increasing sales, employee retention and client satisfaction; building high performing, engaged teams from the ground up; and empowering employees to take risks, innovate and improve productivity in global, fast-paced, high growth and merger/integration environments.


Karen founded Effective Sales Strategies, LLC over 10 years ago with one goal in mind – helping companies increase their top line results and improve employee performance and effectiveness.


Previous corporate talent development leadership roles included the Global Head of Talent Development for Dell Technologies: Secureworks and EarthLink Business and the National Director of Sales Training for Verizon Wireless’s Sales employees. At Secureworks, Karen built the new Global Talent Development organization and team leading the Global Sales Training & Enablement, Technical and Operations Training functions serving all 2,500+ employees across North America, EMEA and APJ for everything from Sales, Security Operations, Leadership Development, Product, HR, Compliance, etc. training and development programs.


Karen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration: Marketing from the University of Akron.


Karen’s areas of expertise include:


  • Global HR, Talent Development/Management and Corporate Training

  • Sales Transformation, Enablement, Methodologies, Training Programs and Global Sales Kickoffs

  • M&A Integration and Systems/Process Mapping

  • Holistic People, Training and Development Strategies

  • Leadership and Organizational Development, Succession Planning and Change Management

  • IT, Cloud, Security, Software, Mobility, Wireless, Virtualization, Network, Telecom and Retail Experience

  • Workforce Design, Planning and Restructuring

  • High Performance, Diverse and Inclusive Cultures

  • Performance Consulting and Management

  • Training Design and Delivery; LMS/CMS Deployment; Blended and Virtual Learning, eLearning and Microlearning

  • Technical, Partner and Customer Training

  • Balanced Scorecards and Results Measurement

  • Multi-Million Dollar Budget and Project Management

  • Executive Coach, Developer of Teams and Talent Management Assessments