Karen Berns
Chief Financial Officer

Karen Berns joined Thrive in 2012 and currently serves as Thrive’s Chief Financial Officer. She oversees the financial activities and asset management function for Thrive’s equity team. In addition to these duties, Karen oversees the fund administration for Thrive Lending Fund. In these roles, Karen works with operating partners and our fund administrator to monitor investment performance and profitability. Her team generates quarterly investment updates for all equity partnerships and Thrive’s Lending Fund to keep investors informed about the performance of their investment. She also manages the quarterly distribution process and coordinates preparation and distribution of the annual partnership tax returns.

Karen brings to Thrive an extensive background in real estate and banking, working over 25 years for a private real estate firm and for a large federal savings bank. She is proud to be a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a degree in Accounting with high honors. She worked in public accounting for several years before moving into the banking industry. Karen is happily married and blessed to have two sons, a lovely daughter in law and a new granddaughter.