Senior Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer

Kara serves as the Senior Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer to Mountain Capital where she is responsible for accounting, finance, treasury, compliance, and overall fund operations. She began her career in 2000, with a concentration in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining Mountain Capital, Kara served as Corporate Controller for a start-up oil and gas company with over $4 billion in assets. She led the corporate accounting function that included financial reporting, oil and gas accounting and all other corporate accounts. She also led the technical accounting and policy function, which equity-based compensation and accounting for debt and equity instruments.

Prior to that, Kara was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. She served public and private companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to middle-market, primarily in the audit service line. She was heavily involved in public and private equity and debt offerings. She also spent three years in Ernst & Young’s US Professional Practice Group in New York City.

Kara is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University.