About ICF

Karen Holloway

Senior Vice President, Chief Market Innovation and Strategy Officer – Public Sector
Karen is a business transformation expert with more than 25 years of experience providing strategy and technology solutions for commercial and public sector clients in the healthcare, environment, and energy sectors.

Karen leads strategy and market innovation functions for ICF’s $1B public sector business, with an emphasis on technology modernization and federal health initiatives. As Chief Market Innovation and Strategy Officer for Public Sector, Karen positions ICF to bring innovation to our clients, devises strategies to expand market offerings through organic growth and acquisitions (M&A) and develops go-to-market solutions in priority federal accounts.

Karen leads a team of strategy and growth enablement professionals, market research analysts, and Federal Account Leaders. She is instrumental in developing and implementing our public sector business strategy, establishing strategic partnerships with major technology vendors, optimizing solution development with a focus on program outcomes, and developing an acquisition pipeline for technology and HealthIT market segments—including our latest acquisitions of ITG, ESAC, Creative, and Semantic Bits.

Karen leverages her expertise at the intersection of functional domain and technology solutions to develop enhanced go-to-market solutions and approaches that meet emerging client needs. With a proven track record of successful client collaboration and program delivery, Karen’s approach emphasizes multidisciplinary teams that integrate management consulting, science and technology, and enterprise solutions to solve complex challenges.

Earlier in her career, she served in several leadership positions in corporate development, profit and loss, technology delivery, and consulting roles. Karen was a partner with IBM, leading the healthcare consulting practice and the delivery of big data, natural language processing, and informatics solutions. She also held many leadership roles in the healthcare, technology, and management consulting markets with SRA, Picis (United Healthcare/Optum), and Booz Allen.

Karen was named a 2023 FedHealthIT100 honoree.

  • M.R.P., Urban Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S., Environmental Science, North Carolina State University