Karen Palecko-Bates
::: Navigator
Years with the firm: 16

Projects: Internet Capital Group
Safeguard Scientifics
Icon Clinical Research
Neoware, Inc.

The personal side: Karen is proud to say she is a DINK (double income, no kids). Even so, her house is still busting at the seams with 3 dogs (each the size of a small horse) and a horse (the size of a horse). She definitely gets her exercise horsing around and chasing her dogs away from her prize-winning flower garden. Her bumper sticker "I'd rather be riding" is her daily mantra.