Karen is the Executive Director of Viewpoint Group and leads the Family Office Services team, which provides a suite of services to the families it serves. As part of this role, she manages the philanthropic strategy for Viewpoint Foundation, a private family foundation, and is a Director of Viewpoint Investment Partners Corporation.
Prior to working with Viewpoint, Karen held financial related positions with private equity, manufacturing and accounting firms. Along with her strong financial acumen, Karen has deep experience in family office management and private company governance. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Alberta, is a CPA and a Family Enterprise Advisor.
Karen is a third-generation member of a business family, which led her to become very interested in the interconnectivity of family and business and has an appreciation for the unique dynamics inherent in family enterprises. She sits as a director of several private entities and enjoys being involved in the community. She acts as an advisor and mentor to many young professionals and is most engaged when her guidance enables others to tackle their most pressing challenges.
Karen has worked as a volunteer for many not-for-profit organizations and is currently a director with CAWST (Center for Water and Sanitation Technology), a director of Family Enterprise Canada, a member of the Management Advisory Committee at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business and a member of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation Investment Committee. Karen loves the outdoors and enjoys her time skiing, cycling, and hiking with family and friends.