President, Janel Group, Inc.
President, Liberty International, Inc
Member of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
Founding member, Former President and board member of CONECT (Coalition of New England Companies for Trade)
Karen Kenney is the founder and President of K2 Trade Solutions, LLC, a global trade management advisory firm that assists companies in optimizing their supply chains to save time,money, and reduce risk.
Prior to K2 Trade Solutions, Ms. Kenney served as the President of Janel Group, a public, 70-million-dollar, global logistics service provider with 15 offices across the U.S. There, she led finance, sales, marketing, operations, technology, acquisitions as well as the planning and execution of the company’s long term growth strategy around the globe. In previous roles, she served as Vice President of Global Partnerships for Janel Group and, earlier, as President of Liberty International. She’s held positions in every aspect of supply chain logistics during her career, including agency development, business development, Customs brokerage operations, forwarding operations and supply chain technology solutions.
She has more than 30 years of experience in international logistics and commercial operations, including customs brokerage, freight forwarding, cargo security, CTPAT and the creation and implementation of IT systems. She led the sourcing, due diligence, and successful integration of several Customs brokerage and freight forwarding acquisitions, as well as expansion efforts into new service locations. Ms. Kenney was instrumental in developing overseas agency networks and active in key account sales. She’s traveled extensively in the Far East, with particular emphasis on mainland China.
Ms. Kenney is a founding member of the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) and sits on CONECT’s Board of Directors. She’s the former President of the World Trade Club of Rhode Island. Ms. Kenney was a past member of CBP’s 12th and 13th COACs (Commercial Operations Advisory Committee). During her 2nd term, she served as the Trade Chair for the Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee of the COAC. Ms. Kenney is a native of Rhode Island where she lives with her husband.