Karen Shade, CISSP, CISA, PMP

Industry Expertise


  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Professional Associations and Boards:

  • Professional Associations and Boards
    Kentuckiana Information Security Audit and Control Association,

    Board of Directors 2016-2017

  • StageOne Family Theatre,
    Board of Directors 2007-2009

  • Kentuckiana Beekeepers Association, Board of Directors 2018


  • Master of Business Administration, Bellarmine University

  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Bellarmine University

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Karen Shade is a Director at SunHawk Consulting LLC, specializing in Information Security and Privacy. Ms. Shade is an IT Security and Audit executive and holds certifications in Information Security (CISSP), Information Systems Auditing (CISA) and Project Management (PMP). Karen is an experienced information security professional focused on the healthcare industry. Most recently she was responsible for security assessments and remediation for all acquisitions and divestitures, a $20B non-profit healthcare system with 100+ hospitals and clinics in 18 states. In this role, she was responsible for improving the security posture of the organization by developing and managing an information security maturity model for the organization, including the portfolio of newly acquired entities.


Ms. Shade’s prior experience also includes the payor side of healthcare with IT Security and Audit roles at a Fortune 100 organization, where she built an IT Audit and internal consulting function within the Internal Audit organization. Ms. Shade also has extensive global IT Security experience having designed and implemented an enterprise security strategy across the globe for Brown-Forman, a wine and spirits company with offices in 35+ countries.


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SunHawk Consulting

1475 West Oak St. #549
Zionsville, IN 46077

Tel. 317-775-3867