Karin O'Leary is an Associate Partner with IBM’s Global Business Services, U.S. Federal Team as an industry consultant for Homeland, Justice and Foreign Affairs. Karin is an expert in federal budgeting and financial management, shared services, and change management. She has extensive experience in managing complex organizational change in federal agencies, with over 25 years of government service. In June 2019, Karin was named as a Fellow for The Center for the Business of Government.
Before joining IBM in June 2018, Karin was a career executive in both the Judicial and Executive branches of government. She was the Chief Financial Officer of the Judicial Branch, where she led a team that implemented 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 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 PA.