Spring Spotlight: Karen English
Senior Vice President and Co-Founder.
I was one of the original founders of Spring (alongside Karin Landry) back in 2004, as a spin out from Watson Wyatt Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
I was born and raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota (Minneapolis area), but went to college in Wisconsin.
At Work Responsibilities:
I lead our absence management team, and work with employers of all sizes and industries and leading insurance carriers and administrators in the space. I also head up our Spring’s market research surveys and benchmarking.
Outside of Work Hobbies/Interests:
Being outside, going for walks; spending time with family, and of course, watching my kids play basketball.
One thing many people don’t know about me is that I actually use to run track in high school and led the 4×100 relay.
Describe Spring in 3 Words:
Interesting work & caring culture, I guess that’s actually 5 but that’s how I would describe Spring. The people all care about each other and have each other’s backs and support each other. We have a motivated team that is eager to collaborate.
Do You Have Any Children?
Yes, I have two beautiful children, my daughter is 17 and my son is 15.
Favorite Place Visited:
Greece, by land and sea! It has to be my favorite because of the history, beautiful architecture and amazing weather!
If You Were a Superhero, Who Would You Be?:
It would be Elastigirl from The Incredibles because her arms are so long and she can hold everybody. She can take care of everything!