Our Management Team
The Principals of RK Fischer & Associates
Rudy Fischer, CPA, CMA
Rudy Fischer is a management accountant with a CPA, CMA designation who works closely with our clients to help them improve the financial health of their business. Management accountants focus on your financials going forward and create value for your business by combining strategic planning, performance management (financial & non-financial), and expertise in providing owners with the intelligence they need to grow their business. He will work closely with your financial accountant in understanding the financial history of your business, which is their focus.
Rudy has over 25 years’ experience in the hi-technology sector in finance, manufacturing, engineering, product management and marketing disciplines. He has held executive management positions with Everlink Payment Services, Rogers Communications, Sprint Canada, Nortel Networks, Newbridge Networks and Mitel, where he was responsible for various business units.
Rudy has expertise in planning, managing, and marketing products through all stages of the product life-cycle including setting strategic direction along with the building and directing of the teams who will accomplish the necessary goals. Rudy has launched and been responsible for taking many new products to market including small business voice systems, wireless solutions, data centres, enhanced voice services, fixed mobile convergence, card payment solutions, and financial transaction acquiring solutions.
Karen started RK Fischer & Associates in January of 2010 after 25 years of success in marketing, sales, channel development and general management with the hi-tech, business services and manufacturing sectors in management or senior management roles for companies such as Cognos, Entrust, Mitel, Siemens, and Pitney Bowes.
In the last 6 years of her career before starting RK Fischer & Associates with her business partner, she held Executive roles with start-up and small businesses and is where she came to determine that this is a market that is under served.
Karen is passionate about having the chance to help business owners whether that is through growth, increased profitability, or obtaining financing. She is happy to share her expertise and experience that she gained from her prior career with business owners to help them and their businesses flourish. Since the time she started RK Fischer & Associates, she has built strong partnerships in the GTA with other professionals that offer complementary services.
Karen has also taught at both Durham College where she developed a Digital Marketing Class for the Entrepreneur Program and teaches a course at Lambton College on Digital Tools.
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