Karla Englund

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations

Karla Englund serves as a member of the Leadership Team (LT), contributing to COE’s strategic planning, the achievement of company growth goals, setting objectives for financial and contract strategy as well as overall acquisition activity. She provides strategic leadership for business operations and financial functions of the company. As Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Operations, Karla oversees accounting, financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, payroll, banking, contract administration and management, human resources and information technology.  She provides fiscal oversight of the company’s budget, analyzes all contract solicitation costing and project related accounting, and assists with the overall financial strategy within business development.

Karla has over twenty-five years of experience spanning finance, accounting, business process, and project management disciplines. She has worked within government contracting, hospitality, technology manufacturing and public accounting industries. Prior to joining the Center for Organizational Excellence, Karla founded her own government contracting business, successfully leading all strategic and financial responsibilities. She previously gained experience from both Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Bearing Point where she led account responsibilities to grow business and manage consulting teams within the Federal government.

Karla holds a Master’s of Business Administration from American University and a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) certified.

Karla Englund Vice President of Finance and Operations

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