Executive Vice President and chief administrative officer for State Street

Karen Keenan

Karen Keenan  is the chief administrative officer for State Street. In this capacity, she manages cross-organizational initiatives, oversees our data strategy and leads key components of our regulatory initiatives. She is also a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.

Formerly, Karen led our Global Markets division worldwide. She rose through the ranks of that organization as chief operating officer and head of our Portfolio Solutions, Global Link, Securities Finance and Foreign Exchange businesses. She moved to London to become the head of Global Markets EMEA in 2012, after serving as the division’s chief strategy officer beginning in 2010.  

Karen joined the company in July 2007 as part of the acquisition of Investors Financial (IBT). She served as chief financial officer at Investors Bank & Trust during its initial public offering and its early years as a public company. She led IBT’s integration efforts and spent three years in a leadership role within the US Investor Services division of State Street Global Services.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Bentley College and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College. Karen is a director on the board of City Year Boston, and a former director of CLS Bank. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.