Karen leverages her 25-year background in accounting, finance and entrepreneurship to help clients grow their businesses in a financially secure and profitable manner. She founded Supporting Strategies | Central California in 2018.
Karen began her professional career with Deloitte & Touche, where she gained audit experience that gave her a solid understanding of the financial results and operations of numerous industries. She next served as Corporate Controller for Ruiz Food Products. Overseeing 400% revenue growth over her seven-year tenure provided a valuable education in scaling a finance department's personnel, workflows, and policies and procedures to support an evolving organization.
With the knowledge gained at Ruiz Food Products, Karen concentrated on revenue growth as Senior Vice President of Finance at pharmacy benefit manager US Script from 2007 to 2016. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, she led initiatives to enhance Finance Department support services and helped guide sound financial decision-making. In 2016, her entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to launch Adventure Fitness, a fitness center that focused on a new industry niche featured in the TV show "American Ninja Warrior."
Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accountancy option) from California State University, Fresno, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.