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Karen Sobel Lojeski  

Founder & CEO of Virtual Distance International

Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski is the Founder and CEO of Virtual Distance International (VDI), an executive advisory firm specializing in Workplace Transformation. VDI solutions are based on Virtual Distance AnalyticsTM and over 20 years of experience in quantifiably improving both productivity and the human experience in the workforce. VDI solves the most difficult challenges that are difficult to see but, when left unchecked, cause havoc with success and competitiveness. However, when Virtual Distance is measured and managed over time, quantifiable improvements are the result!

VDI has helped dozens of Fortune 500 companies including clients include Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Dentons and the World Economic Forum.

Dr. Lojeski began her career as a Systems Engineer with a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. She went on to hold management and executive positions at major corporations including Chase Manhattan Bank, Stratus Computer, Inc. and Mercer Consulting. After 18 years in Corporate America, she earned her multi-disciplinary Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, Leadership, Innovation and Remote work from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Dr Lojeski has been featured in top media outlets including the AP, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Fortune, CBS News, The Brian Lehrer Show, NPR and more. She is the author of three books, “Uniting the Virtual Workforce” and “Leading the Virtual Workforce” and her latest release, "The Power of Virtual Distance: A Guide to Productivity and Happiness in the Age of Remote Work.

Dr. Lojeski is also a faculty at the Stockholm School of Economics and is affiliated with Wharton, UPenn's Graduate School of Education, Institute for Advanced Study and others. Her engaging speaking style also makes her a highly sought-after talent at major conferences worldwide.

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