Karen Loeks

VP, Technology at Bluestem Brands

Karen Loeks is the VP of Technology at Bluestem Brands. Karen has over 20 years of experience in the field of business intelligence and data warehousing.

Loeks began their career in 1987 as an Application Manager at G&K Services. Karen then transitioned to Fingerhut in 1998 as their Group Manager for Data Warehousing. In 2002, Loeks moved to Best Buy to become their Product Capability Manager for CRM. After Best Buy, they became the Director of Data Warehouse Development at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in 2004.

In 2005, Loeks joined Target as their Manager for BI Development. Karen was a key participant in setting up Target's BI team in India. Loeks led teams of 45-150 members in developing BI solutions for Merchandising and Red Card. In 2010, they left Target to join Bluestem Brands as their VP of Technology.

Karen Loeks graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from North Dakota State University.

They are on a team with Ted Ceglia - Vice President, Total Rewards, Sonali Malhan - General Manager, Orchard, and Brad Atkinson - SVP, Chief Accounting Officer. Karen Loeks reports to Robert Warshauer, CEO.


  • VP, Technology

    Current role

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