Karen E. Dykstra


Ms. Dykstra has extensive strategic, management, financial, accounting and oversight experience, particularly with companies in the technology sector.

Ms. Dykstra served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of AOL, Inc., a global media technology company, from November 2013 until July 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer of AOL, Inc. from September 2012 until November 2013. From January 2007 until December 2010, Ms. Dykstra was a Partner of Plainfield Asset Management LLC ("Plainfield"), and she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Plainfield Direct Inc., Plainfield's business development company, from May 2006 to 2010, and as a director from 2007 to 2010. Prior to joining Plainfield, she spent over 25 years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc., serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer from January 2003 to May 2006, and as Vice President – Finance, Corporate Controller and in other capacities.

Ms. Dykstra currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gartner, Inc. and VMware, Inc. She is also a director of Sirius Computer Solutions, a private company. Ms. Dykstra is a former director of Crane Co. and AOL, Inc.

Ms. Dykstra received a BA in Accounting from Rider University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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