Karen founded Introduction Capital in 2004, after recognizing that Canadian alternative investment managers had an essential need for capital introduction services. The firm is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer and was created with the vision to provide sophisticated investors with access to niche alternative investment opportunities. Since the firm’s inception Karen has created and led each of Introduction Capital’s business lines.
In 2008, Karen established Introduction Capital’s Canadian Dealer Business and its clientele of high-pedigree managers from around the world continues to grow. In 2011, Karen launched the Canadian Alternative Investment Forum (CAIF) and it continues to be a highly regarded and influential conference that attracts expert speakers, industry professionals and sophisticated investor attendees. For over 20 years, Karen has been building longstanding and purposeful relationships with alternative investment managers, industry professionals, individual investors, family offices, wealth advisors and institutions. She also coined the phrase “relationship broker” from which the trademarked “the art of relationship brokering” came to be Introduction Capital’s tag line.