CORE’s Operations Team is a group of functional professionals that provide financial, accounting, compliance, investor communication, and administration support across the CORE platform.
Chief Financial & Compliance Officer
Mrs. Koerner, Chief Financial & Compliance Officer at CORE, is responsible for fund operations, all fund financial transactions, and compliance functions. Before joining CORE, she served as the Vice President and Controller of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a private equity management firm that invests in middle-market buy-out transactions, recapitalizations, and growth platforms exclusively in the healthcare industry, where she focused on general accounting and finance and helped to implement an SEC-registered investment advisor compliance program. Prior to joining Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, Mrs. Koerner worked at Omnium and Crowe Horwath LLP.
Mrs. Koerner is a C.P.A and graduated from Miami University (OH) with a BS in Accounting and Finance.
Mrs. Hansen, Controller at CORE, is responsible for financial reporting and fund accounting, as well as assisting with administrative and compliance functions of the firm. Before joining CORE, she served as the Controller of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a private equity management firm that invested in middle-market buy-out transactions, recapitalizations, and growth platforms exclusively in the healthcare industry where she assisted with general accounting, fund accounting and SEC compliance. Prior to joining Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, Mrs. Hansen worked at RSM US LLP as an auditor of private equity funds.
Mrs. Hansen is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree.
Mr. Janowiak, Assistant Controller at CORE, is responsible for financial reporting and fund accounting, as well as assisting with administrative and compliance functions of the firm. Before joining CORE, he served as an Assistant Fund Controller at USAA Real Estate, a registered investment advisor with a focus on acquiring, developing, financing, and managing real estate in North America and Europe. Prior to joining USAA Real Estate, Mr. Janowiak worked at Stern Cassello & Associates LLP, as a third-party fund administrator.
Mr. Janowiak is a C.P.A. and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Accounting and Finance.
Ms. Schoen, Executive Assistant at CORE, is responsible for supporting CORE’s leadership. Prior to joining CORE, she served as Senior Administrative Assistant at Houlihan Lokey in the Strategic Consulting Group and at BMO Capital Markets in the Food, Consumer & Retail Group. She also spent 10 years at Verizon Communications where she worked primarily in project management and contract negotiations.
Ms. Schoen received a Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Ball State University. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time at the gym, baking, and volunteering at PAWS Chicago.
Ms. Craven is the Executive Assistant to John May. Prior to joining CORE, she served as Senior Executive Assistant at Beecken Petty O’Keefe and Company, a private equity management firm for 12 years. Ms. Craven also worked at Brown Gibbons Lang, a middle market investment bank, and at JP Morgan.
Ms. Craven received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Eastern Illinois University.
Ms. Robbins, Executive Assistant, is responsible for supporting the team at Core Industrial Partners. Prior to joining CORE, she worked for Aon Corporation supporting Leadership in the US and Europe. Ms. Robbins has also worked as an Executive Assistant for C-Suite executives for notable companies including Baker & McKenzie, Huron Consulting and Heidrick & Struggles.
Outside of the office, she enjoys taking Bar Method classes and playing Pickleball.
Ms. Biggs, Executive Assistant, is responsible for supporting the team at CORE Industrial Partners. Prior to joining CORE, she worked as an Executive Assistant at MCM Capital Partners, and as an Office Manager and Project Coordinator for Continental Building Co. and Mielke Mechanical.
Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking, baking, Cleveland sports, and traveling.
CORE strives to partner with business owners and management teams to build the strategies that can bring your company to the next level.
We seek deals in lower middle market manufacturing, industrial technology, and industrial services businesses and we highly value our relationships with the intermediary community.
CORE is continuously seeking the best and most experienced leaders to join our network of current and future portfolio companies across a variety of roles including CEO, CFO, and other C-suite positions.