At Sharp Decisions, our Leadership Team shares a guiding principle: we put our clients at the center of everything we do. First and foremost, our goal is to help them succeed quickly and cost effectively. We also ensure that Sharp Decisions continues to attract and retain the best talent in the industry.

Karen Ross

President & CEO

Karen founded Sharp Decisions in 1990 under the premise that “anything is possible with teamwork and integrity.” As a visionary entrepreneur, she has honed her skills through years of success starting and growing solutions oriented strategic and technology consulting firms both domestically and abroad. With five offices located domestically and a European headquarters in London, Karen’s leadership of Sharp Decisions reflects her track record of integrity and delivery. Karen’s can do attitude gave her the impetus to start the V.E.T.S.™ Program, which is the first of its kind in the nation.

Karen is a graduate of Union College. She and Sharp Decisions have been recognized with myriad awards, including from Crain’s New York Business and Inc. Magazine.

Stuart Gottlieb

Chief Financial Officer

Stuart brings a wealth of expertise in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and operations to Sharp Decisions. The bulk of his financial and business experience has been in the technology consulting industry. Stuart began his career as a certified public accountant and spent two years at a publicly held computer leasing company, where he was responsible for financial and SEC reporting. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and principal at Automated Concepts, Inc., a national technology staffing and systems integration firm, prior to joining Sharp Decisions in 2001.

Stuart is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton School of Management and completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Business OPM Program.

Steven Byas

Executive Vice President

Steven brings extensive experience in business development, innovative strategies, and creation & development of high caliber teams to Sharp Decisions. He is focused on continuous improvement and developing winning cultures. Prior to Sharp Decision’s acquisition of CN-TEC, Steven was co-founder and owner of the company. Prior to that he was co-founder and owner of Milestone Technologies. He has achieved success by developing long-term business partnerships, having the highest level of integrity and a passion for excellence.