NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen M. Paterson is recognized by Continental Who's Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Consulting. Karen is the Global Client Practice Lead ( North America) with the Kantar Group. The Kantar Group is home to some of the world's leading data, research and insight companies. Providing information and consultancy services, the group's services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 as well as national governments, small businesses, media owners and much more. Presently, Paterson has over two decades of experience and has been in this position for two years where she specializes in brand consulting, consumer behavior and customer insight, global business management, integrated marketing, leadership, market research and social media. In order to further her professional development, and in recognition for her outstanding work as a consultant, Paterson was inducted into the 2016 NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle. A graduate of St. Andrews College, Paterson earned her Master's degree in Social Anthropology with a focus in International relations from the University of St. Andrews, located in Scotland. In addition, she obtained an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management in Leadership & Change Management at Northwestern University. Outside of work, Paterson can be found trying to improve her cooking skills, walking dogs, or reading. She also enjoys soul-cycling and boxing, and is a fan of classic movies and documentaries.