Kara Chmielewski has been a Managing Director of Golden Seeds since 2014 and currently co-leads membership in the Boston chapter. Kara is active in the Boston start-up ecosystem and an advisor to entrepreneurs. Previously, Kara owned and operated a products and services retail franchise. She has owned an independent consulting practice serving product development start-ups, financial services, and retail organizations with clients including John Hancock and BJs Wholesale Club. Additionally, Kara has held corporate roles in operations and engineering at Polaroid Corporation and Johnson & Johnson (Neutrogena). Kara has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Babson College.