Kari Kovar brings more than two decades of operational excellence, change management, and sales success to her role as Chief Operating Officer. As a transformational executive, Kari has an impressive track record of building teams, creating data-driven systems, and driving profitable growth, spurring multi-million dollar sales gains and improving partner performance by nearly 50 percent.
Previously, Kari served as COO at Helix Education before the company became part of RNL. In that role, Kari helped to re-image the organization, services, products, technology, and culture at Helix while improving performance and outcomes across the student lifecycle for all partners.
Kari began her career as a principal consultant at Stamats, where she guided dozens of institutions through strategic planning, brand management, and enrollment marketing initiatives. She then moved to InsideTrack, where she developed a deep acumen for student success, utilizing a coaching-meets-technology approach to improving student retention. She also served in senior sales leadership roles at Datamark and Instructure, driving their growth and expansion efforts.
Kari has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of North Dakota. She is also an award-winning executive and in-demand speaker.