Speaker - Karen Goodman

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Karen Goodman serves as a Managing Director of Financo Inc. and has been with the firm since 1994. Her transaction experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged recapitalizations, business plans, finance structuring and raising capital for new retail ventures. Within the footwear sector, Financo's 2010 and 2011 mandates included representing R.G. Barry Corp. in its acquisition of Foot Petals, Office in the sale to Silverfleet Capital, Sam Edelman in the sale of its remaining interest to Brown Shoe Company Inc. and Stuart Weitzman in the sale to The Jones Group Inc.

In her earlier career, Ms. Goodman held positions as Buyer and Department Manager at Bloomingdale's, focusing on men's and children's apparel. Additionally, she covered the retail industry as a Research Associate for Prudential Securities.

Ms. Goodman received a B.S. cum laude in engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. in finance from Ohio State University.

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