Karen Vitale

Karen Vitale

Private Company Services
Advisory National Leader

Karen Vitale is the US Advisory Leader for PwC's Private Company Services Practice. As such, she is accountable for all aspects of PwC's consulting relationship with our Private Company clients, to ensure they are fully informed and apprised on critical issues and our point of view. She provides thought leadership for the strategic direction of our services and brings the right team together to ensure the ultimate satisfaction with our services. She is a Partner in the Firm's Advisory Services Practice and resides in Florham Park, NJ.

Karen serves as a thought leader in risk management working to evaluate, develop and implement risk management strategies and tactics for large global companies, such as operational resiliency, continuity and crisis management. Karen has deep functional expertise in providing solutions to specific functional and enterprise-wide risk management issues, leading multidisciplinary teams with knowledge in assessing risk, establishing risk management programs, and building in effective control processes. Karen also has significant experience in accounting and auditing and has participated in numerous SEC filings including initial public offerings as well as consulted on various acquisitions.

From 2007 to 2011, Karen served as the U.S. Advisory Leader for PwC's Industrial Products Practice. She oversaw the services delivered to over 200 industrial products companies across the following sub-industries: chemicals; transportation and logistics; industrial manufacturing; aerospace & defense; engineering and construction; forest paper and packaging; and metals.

Karen is active within the Industrial Products community for she is member of the National Association of Manufacturers, American Chemistry Foundation, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Karen has served as the Treasurer for the Executive Committee for the Arts Council of the Morris Area in NJ. Karen holds a BS in Business Administration and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.