Karla L. Martin

Karla L. Martin

Karla L. Martin is a Bay Area-based seasoned executive strategist and business advisor with a successful track record of helping CEOs on their most significant strategic and operating decisions.  Currently, Ms. Martin is a Partner and Head of West Coast Consulting for Heidrick & Struggles. She was previously the Director of Global Business Strategy at Google and prior to that, had a 17-year career at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she was a Vice President and led the North America Retail and Luxury practice and co-founded the Booz Allen Tech Incubator.  Ms. Martin began her career as a Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Sandra Brown Armstrong and served as a Senior Litigation Attorney with Shearman Sterling.  She is a past Board member of the San Francisco Ballet and the Stern Grove Festival Association is a current Advisory Board Member of businesses including Rocksbox, 3VR Video Intelligence Platform, Indoor Atlas, Onor, and Purple Squirrel.  Ms. Martin is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School. (San Francisco, CA)