Karen Schreiber Fireman has over 25 years of experience in financial analysis, market analysis, investment oversight and risk management. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with  a degree in Computer Engineering, a Masters in Numerical Analysis and an MBA. She has worked with offshore & energy companies, major financial institutions, hedge funds, and investment advisors.  Karen has held several C-Suite positions including Chief Compliance Officer of Columbia Partners, Chief Technology Officer of ManTech Cyber, and Chief Financial Officer of Columbus Properties. Karen was Economist for BP-Amoco's Gulf of Mexico Shelf, Assistant Vice President and Asset/Liability Officer of USF&G, Compliance Director of Freddie Mac, and Team Lead at NAVSEA. She is currently an Advisory Board Member of the $100M data analytics initiative Michigan Institute of Data Science (MIDAS) and the NSF-funded Foundation of Resilient Cyber Systems (FORCES) Cyber Research group including Berkeley, MIT, UMich and Vanderbilt.  Karen is also a board member of University of Michigan Engineering Alumni Board and is Vice Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Council (ECEC). She has been an Investment Board Member for several charitable endowments including the Houston Jewish Community Federation and the Baltimore Associated Federation. She has been a financial advisor to multinational institutions and the Columbia Association. 

Karen has been published in Barron's Proceedings, International Actuarial Association, Military Operations Research Society (MORS), and numerous other publications. She was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Towson State University, University of Michigan, University of Baltimore and has spoken at numerous conferences and webinars.   She lives in Houston with her husband.