Karen Kole

Senior Manager


Services Expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Technology



  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Science in Finance


  • American Society of Appraisers Accredited Senior Appraiser

ECG has a talented pool of individuals who, instead of trying to provide average services across multiple service lines, specialize in certain areas where they are experts and provide distinct value to clients.

Karen has more than 10 years of healthcare transaction advisory and valuation experience, as well as extensive financial modeling expertise and a deep understanding of the evolving healthcare landscape. She provides fair market value opinions for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and hospital-physician arrangements.

At ECG, Karen has managed more than 100 engagements. She performed a valuation of a 145-bed for-profit surgical hospital, surgery center, and urgent care practice; created a five-year financial forecast for an independent practice association by projecting membership and capitated payments based on three scenarios; and advised a nonprofit health system and 425-provider physician practice on an appropriate purchase price for an ASC joint venture. Prior to joining ECG, Karen served as a valuation consultant and transaction adviser with Huron Consulting Group and its broker dealer, Huron Transaction Advisory. She also holds an Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers.