Karen serves as Vice President of Finance of Erasca and has been with the company since its inception in 2018. Bringing more than 25 years of experience, she has provided senior level financial consulting for various small and early stage biotech and medical device companies, including Tear Film Innovations, Legacy Health Strategies and GPB Scientific. At Tear Film, Karen assisted with multiple rounds of financing, as well as the company’s acquisition by Alcon in 2018. Karen has also worked with City Hill Ventures since its formation, and she was the Controller at Ignyta from its founding through the company’s public offering. Prior to Ignyta, Karen held senior financial consulting roles at multiple companies, including Organovo, Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Minnow Medical and HealthFusion, assisting each through their early stages and building out their finance organizations. Karen began her career with Coopers & Lybrand where she obtained her CPA license.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is an active Certified Public Accountant.