Townsend joins Trifecta with over 20 years of experience in consumer products with deep financial expertise in direct-to-consumer, retail, and wholesale operations. Leading the financial operations of notable consumer products companies such as Sole Technology Inc. (“Etnies” brand), Brighton Collectibles, and Lakeshore Learning Materials, Townsend has amassed a portfolio of diverse experience and has driven numerous corporate initiatives. Throughout her career, Townsend has repeatedly instituted Fortune 500 best practices and has been the lead contributor in developing market-relevant financial strategies across a diverse set of emerging privately held and public consumer products companies. In her capacity as a longstanding CFO, Karen has led both domestic and global Finance and Accounting teams and has a strong reputation for cultivating and developing high-caliber teams.