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Karen Woller

CEO / Chartered Accountant



+64 21 612 524



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While most of us are still tucked up in bed, Karen is already one coffee down and ready for a busy working day at Thrive.

“I’m a morning person and am at my most productive early in the morning, so it’s coffee, coffee and then straight into work. Often in the wee small hours of the morning!”

This up-and-at-‘em work ethic has seen Karen through over 18 years in the accounting industry, during which she has seen how rapidly developing technologies can change things for the better. She thinks cloud accounting is the best thing since sliced bread, because it gives her more time to make a difference to her clients’ businesses.

But Karen’s no mild-mannered number-cruncher — this chartered accountant is always on the move, whether it be swimming, cycling, running or behind the wheel of a V8.

“Cars are really my thing – it’s gotta look good, sound good and go fast,” she says. And this love for speed and power has something in common with Karen’s idea of ultimate success: true freedom.

“Success is doing what I want, when I want, where I want and with who I want.”