Karen McRae

Director, Product Strategy

Karen McRae serves as Director, Product Strategy, identifying new and expanded market opportunities that drive innovation in product design and delivery to ensure an optimized, connected Empyrean client experience.  Karen has over 16 years of deep experience leading large product teams within highly matrixed organizations in areas including product strategy, development, go to market (GTM), implementation, and defining and driving product roadmaps and business cases for new and enhanced products.  

Before joining Empyrean, Karen spent 11 years at global healthcare and insurance company Cigna Healthcare. Where her most recent role was Sr. Director of Product Strategy / Management at eviCore Healthcare (a subsidiary of Cigna).  Over her career at Cigna, she served in several high-level product strategy roles, including leading a team to understand and prioritize the needs of both local and national markets.

Karen earned a B.S. from Excelsior College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She resides in North Carolina.