Karen Isely is the founder of Isely Associates International, an M&A consulting business based in Australia. With a strong focus on people-related matters in mergers and acquisitions, Karen helps organizations anticipate and manage their deal risks. Drawing from her experience as an HR professional, business leader, and management consultant, she believes in developing organizational capability to create a positive work environment. Karen has a proven track record of working with business leaders and teams and providing them with frameworks, tools, and knowledge to deliver expected deal value. Her background includes having worked with clients such as Internal Consulting Group, Mercer, Praxair, Inc., and Doherty, Rumble & Butler, among others. She has studied BA at St. Olaf College and Carlson Business School at the University of Minnesota.