Karen Weiss Mulder
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer
Karen Weiss Mulder is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Hoover Institution.
In this role she is responsible for managing the budget of the Institution, establishing financial controls and policies in accordance with university requirements and stewardship needs, and leading the finance, operations, human resources, and IT teams.
Before moving into a senior administrative role in October 2017, Weiss Mulder spent the previous thirteen years at Hoover in successively more significant finance roles. During that time, she implemented new budget, reporting, and variance analysis tools and developed new processes for financial administration and approvals.
Prior to coming to Hoover, Weiss Mulder worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceuticals as a pricing manager. During her tenure, she developed a new customer segmentation methodology; established pricing for new, private label branded pharmaceuticals; and led the implementation effort of new price optimization and negotiation software. She began her career in finance at a construction management firm more than twenty years ago.
Weiss Mulder bleeds Stanford red. She was born at Stanford Hospital, attended Stanford as an undergraduate, enjoys working in the center of campus, and attends as many Stanford sporting events as time and money will afford.
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