Teri J. Karole|
Teri Karole is the President and Founder of The TJ Karole Company, a Human Resources Consulting firm. She is a well-known executive and highly respected leader with over 25 years of business experience, primarily in the financial services industry. Teri is recognized as a content expert in Organizational Effectiveness, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Acquisition and Management, Executive Development, Coaching, and Diversity, including senior executive advisement.
She has developed and executed merger and acquisition HR practices and processes, and the related business and human resources integration strategies.
Teri and her company are committed to supporting both companies and individuals in reaching their goals and achieving high performance. In particular, she is focused on bringing global corporate expertise to existing and next generation companies as they grow in an ever-changing business environment.
Teri spent much of her career at UBS, formerly PaineWebber, which was acquired by UBS in 2000. She has held various senior positions in Human Resources in areas of Global Talent Management, Diversity, Benefits, Client Business Partner and as the Head of Human Resources in the US. During those years, Teri managed teams as large as 250 employees and has managed significant budget responsibilities. She has dealt successfully with internal and external boards, represented UBS at various speaking engagements and conferences, and served on transformational internal board committees and project teams. Teri is known for her leadership of teams that execute, deliver and focus on the needs of the client and the employee. She is a values based leader recognized for her passion, empathy and confidence to mindfully drive the priorities of the business. In an industry known for its rigorous work ethic and demands, Teri is a champion of work-life balance programs aimed at helping employees manage their career ambitions without sacrificing their personal and family priorities and goals.
Prior to joining PaineWebber in 1987, Teri worked as a Human Resources Consultant at Buck Consultants, and at Foster Higgins in their New York, Boston, San Francisco and Princeton offices. Her responsibilities included working with corporate clients and their respective Human Resources teams in various industries: 'Dot-com' companies in San Francisco; Fortune 500 companies in New York; Consulting; Healthcare; Educational firms in Boston, to determine their employee benefits program needs and provide solutions. During those years, Teri established an outstanding reputation for achieving a high standard of work ethic, delivering a quality product to her clients, and understanding the need to respond to cultural differences of employees in different geographic areas, different industries and different socio-economics.
Teri was named to the YWCA's 'Salute to Women', and was a Founding Member and leader of the UBS women's network, 'All Bar None', which boasts several thousand members and has a mission and active agenda focused on the development and advancement of women in the wealth management business in the US.
Teri serves on the Advisory Board of VisionSpring, a social enterprise with mission to reduce poverty, generate income earning opportunity for women in the developing world through providing sustainable jobs, and access to vision in remote communities. She is active in community, academic, theatre and sports programs for youth as a board member, leader, coach and volunteer.
Teri holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware. She and her husband, Steve, reside in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and as often as possible in Nantucket, Massachusetts, with their two teenage children, Jillian and Patrick and their black lab, Maddie.
"I am the Founder of a social enterprise that needed to hire our first Chief Operating Officer. Fortunately, I met Teri Karole who took the heavy lifting of this key task off my plate and found us the perfect person for the job..."
Dr. Jordan Kassalow, CEO and Founder
"Teri Karole is clearly one of the most effective executives in the Human Resource arena that I have had the pleasure and benefit of working with in my 35+ years in the Financial Services world..."
Former UBS Managing Director
"Teri Karole was an excellent source of helpfulness and pragmatism as she guided me through my transition from corporate executive to a retiree serving as an independent director.
She provided solid advice from the emotional basics to how to structure a leaving package..."
Valarie A. Gelb
Former Chief Sales Development Officer and Executive Vice President, MasterCard Worldwide
"Teri Karole is a highly skilled and talented human capital consultant, and an individual of depth and integrity. Teri's passionate commitment is to people, executives, and healthy and successful organizations..."
Chris McConnell, President & Founder, Executive Coach
The McConnell Group
"I have known Teri both professionally and personally for over 20 years. As president of UBS Wealth Management, I promoted Teri to serve as our director of human resources. I trust Teri's judgment implicitly ..."
President, The Bravitas Group Inc. and Co-founder
"Teri Karole is a highly experienced, multi faceted HR executive. During my time as Head of the Wealth Management Advisor Group at UBS, I was lucky to benefit from Teri's advice and counsel on an regular basis. Her knowledge in Human Resources combined with her desire to understand ..."
Former Head of the Wealth Management Advisor Group, UBS Americas