Karen brings more than ten years of accounting and finance experience working with publicly traded companies within Canada and the United States. In her role as Vice President of Finance, Karen is responsible for financial reporting, tax compliance, internal controls, and overseeing the finance department.
Prior to working with CounterPath, Karen was the Senior Manager, SEC Reporting at Pattern Energy Group Inc., a San Francisco based, publicly traded renewable energy company where she was responsible for filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and assisted with several capital market transactions. In her previous roles as Manager, SEC Reporting at Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (acquired by Amgen Inc. in 2013), both San Francisco based publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, Karen was responsible for filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, technical accounting and internal controls. Prior to that, she spent four years with Manning Elliott LLP, Chartered Accountants in Vancouver.
Karen is a Canadian designated Chartered Professional Accountant, as well as a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of California. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance obtained from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.