Karin O’Leary leads IBM Consulting’s business portfolio for the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Courts. She is responsible for proposing and overseeing service contracts, which includes profit and loss, business development, driving account strategy, business partner relationships, and customer satisfaction. Karin is also an experienced Federal Chief Financial Officer skilled in budget and appropriations, financial management, policy analysis, and enterprise risk management. Karin has extensive experience in managing complex organizational change in federal agencies, with over 25 years of Federal Government service. As a fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government, she serves as IBM’s federal shared services lead and represents IBM with the Shared Services Leadership Coalition and ACT-IAC. Karin also leads the Professional Services Council’s DOJ Team as Chairperson for the 2022 Vision Federal Market Forecast Conference, including serving as the Budget Lead for the DOJ Team.
Before joining IBM in June 2018, Karin was a career executive in both the Judicial and Executive Branches of the U.S. Federal Government. She was the Chief Financial Officer of the Judicial Branch, where she led the implementation of a single financial and procurement system to over 450 court locations in 3 years and transitioned local disbursing to the U.S. Treasury. Before that, Karin was the Budget Director and Deputy Performance Improvement Officer for the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly a decade, with responsibility for developing, promoting, and executing a budget exceeding $30 billion per year, as well as departmental strategic planning, and performance management. Karin also held senior positions at the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, which she helped to establish. She began her Federal public service career at the Corporation for National and Community Service and, prior to that, worked at the local level for the Lackawanna County Government in Pennsylvania.
Karin holds a MPA from The American University in Washington, DC, and a BA in Political Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA.