Karri Howlett has over 15 years of experience in financial due diligence and risk analysis for financial institutions and small business. Her knowledge is based on positions held with Malaysia Industrial Development Finance, Concentra Financial, Affinity Credit Union, and as Principal of Karri Howlett Consulting Inc. Karri has conducted financial due diligence and risk analysis for several business endeavours, including business advisement and financial modelling for potash and coal projects, and mergers of financial institutions ranging in size from $75 million to $3 billion in assets.
Karri is currently President and Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors of North Rim Exploration Ltd., a 50% employee-owned geosciences and engineering consulting firm based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Karri led the company’s ownership transition from sole-proprietorship to 50% employee ownership and 50% institutional ownership in 2009, and has developed governance and corporate structure to support and enhance corporate growth.
Karri holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours in Finance, from the University of Saskatchewan and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. An active community member, she has previously served on the boards of the Varsity View Community Association, Skate Saskatoon, and CFA Society of Saskatchewan. Karri has been involved with the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business as a lecturer in the Department of Finance, participant in the Leadership Development Program, and a protégé in the Betty Ann Heggie Womentorship Program. She currently sits on the boards of the North Rim Exploration Ltd. and SaskPower.