Karen Waksman

expertise
Sales, Wholesale products
currently
President and CEO of Retail MBA
education
University of California, Santa Barbara

Highlights

  • Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as "Ask the Pro" expert
  • Trained new members of the Consumer Electronics Association
  • Speaker at CES trade show
  • Presented workshops to companies including Alibaba.com, Global Sources, U.S. Patent Office, International Housewares Show, National Hardware Show, and Stanford University

Experience

Karen Waksman, President and CEO of Retail MBA, is a manufacturer's rep, author, speaker, and consultant. Waksman is a former writer for The Balance Small Business. She started her career as a manufacturer's rep for an accessory wholesaler in New York and wrote a step-by-step guide on selling products to major retailers. 

She founded Retail MBA, which helps entrepreneurs market and sell wholesale items to large retailers. Her workshops and training sessions have been highlighted on MSNBC, in Entrepreneur magazine, and other business publications. She consults and provides training to large organizations such as CES, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Alibaba.com.

Education

 She has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.