At RK Fischer & Associates, we have two partners and have begun adding associates to our business consulting and business coaching team. We also work with other professionals on a regular basis that we bring into engagements as their expertise is required. We do not list these partnerships, as we work with several professionals in each discipline and compete directly with each other. Who we engage depends upon the client location and client requirements.
Karen has had over 20 years of success in marketing, sales, channel development, and general management within the hi-technology, business services and manufacturing industries, and worked for companies such as Procter and Gamble, Cognos, Entrust, Mitel, Siemens, and Pitney Bowes. In the last 6 years of her career prior to starting RK Fischer & Associates with her business partner, she held Executive roles with start-up and small businesses.
Karen developed and taught Digital Marketing in 2014 at Durham College in the Small Business Entrepreneur Program.
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 she gained in business with business owners to aid them in their business. Since the time she started RK Fischer & Associates, she has built strong partnerships in the GTA with other professionals that offer complementary services.
Volunteer and Associations
Ajax Pickering Board of Trade
Karen volunteers her time and sits on several committees at the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, where RK Fischer & Associates has been a member since 2011. She designed and developed the Professional Development Educational Series since 2013. RK Fischer & Associates was nominated in 2014 for a Business Excellence award by Meridian Credit Union in Pickering.
- Member of membership committee 2011-2014
- Member of marketing committee 2014 - present
- Member of trade show committee 2013 - present
- Member of Networking Primer team 2013- present
The Business Advisory Centre of Durham is a non-profit organization which is funded by Durham Region and the Ontario Government to help small businesses in the community.
- Member of Board of Directors from 2015 - Present
- Mentor for Summer Company from 2013-Present
- Mentor for Starter Company from 2015-Present
Karen obtained a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee.
Rudy Fischer, CPA,CMA
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 is 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 marketing many new products into market including small business voice systems, wireless solutions, data centres, enhanced voice services, fixed mobile convergence, card payment solutions, and financial transaction acquiring solutions.
Rudy has a CPA, CMA designation and works closely with clients in helping them improve their financial health in their business.
Volunteer and Associations
- Board Member with position of VP Marketing and Promotions from 2010-2012
- Board Member with position of VP of Finance from 2012-2012
- Mentor for Summer Company from 2013 - Present
- Mentor for Starter Company form 2015 - Present
Education Credit Union
- Board Member and Member of Audit Committee from 2013-Present
Rudy holds the designation of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and an Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma, and is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Marketing Program.
Our offices are located just outside Toronto within the GTA. We are able to provide many services to businesses across Canada remotely.
Our local service area includes: Toronto, Peterborough, Bowmanville, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Orillia, Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Port Perry, Uxbridge, Scarborough, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket, Bradford, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas.
Contact us if you are outside our local service area and require service in person.
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