Karim joined out team with over 26 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations with proven success facilitating growth, acquisitions, profitability improvement, and change management from medium-sized to multi-billion dollar publicly traded, private-equity owned, and private companies.
Before joining Kimco, Karim served as Vice President and Corporate Controller for a $2.5 billion private equity-owned security company with 80,000 employees and multiple locations providing security guards, security systems, janitorial, and temporary staffing services in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. Karim was a member of executive team where the company’s revenues grew from $1.4 billion to $2.5 billion in two years. He was the primary accounting officer for all divisions of the business and his responsibilities included overseeing corporate accounting, divisional controllers and tax functions including closing, consolidation, and internal and external GAAP reporting.
Karim is an active Certified Public Accountant and an alumnus of Deloitte. He received a BA degree in business with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the University of California, Riverside.