Karishma Patel Buford (she/her)
Chief People Officer at OppFi @ Greater Chicago Area
Technology Evangelist, Mentor and Problem Solver
Technical and Marketing Specialist. Sales Leader. Entrepreneur. Unconventional thinker and effective decision maker.
Broad experience, from development to management; both as a customer and as a vendor - including the leadership and development of the strongest brands in the industry.
Comprehensive grasp of technology and integration with business requirements. Hands on developer. Reveling in discovering and exploring new technologies.
Successfully managed both channel sales and in-depth customer relationships. Expert on building and maintaining OEM operations.
Intimate knowledge of the IT market, and unparalleled understanding of the players - from both the hardware and software perspectives - having worked for three of the biggest (IBM, Dell and Microsoft).
Equally comfortable in both large "corporate" and small "start-up" environments.
An experienced team leader and manager - in both civilian and military environments