Karen Nakamura has 26 years of experience in corporate accounting and taxation. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Maryland in 1988, she went to work for Bond Beebe. During her time at Bond Beebe she obtained her CPA and attained the position of Manager.
While working for Hayes-Ligon Corporation, a start-up company, Karen managed the finances of over 5 million dollars in sales over 2 years. She was also an integral part of the contract proposal and maintenance team. She led the corporation through the due diligence process until its ultimate sale in 1994. Shortly thereafter she was recruited into a Controller position with a local produce company. During her 14 year employment she was responsible for the budgets, financial statements and taxes for two companies with annual revenues in excess of 50 million dollars.
In 2008 these companies, with the guidance of Ms. Nakamura, completed the due diligence process and were sold to the east coast’s largest produce company. Since then Karen has owned and operated her own accounting firm, providing accounting and financial consulting to small businesses. She has been with JDA Aviation Technology Solutions since 2008.