Kari Schott


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Kari enjoys being a part of the “aha moment” her clients experience when achieving marketing and business development successes. Having worked with accounting firms for the past 10 years, Kari develops and leads strategic marketing and business development programs designed to help professionals build relationships with key contacts in the marketplace, increase referrals, generate leads and grow revenue. She has served companies across a variety of industries, including food & beverage, printing, wholesale electronics, medical devices and professional services.

Before working with Inovautus Consulting, Kari led Marketing and Business Development at Green Hasson Janks, a Los Angeles-based middle-market accounting firm with 13 partners and approximately 130 employees. Prior to Green Hasson Janks, Kari spent 5 years as a Marketing Director at KPMG, where she led regional and national marketing for KPMG tax services. 

Speaking & Publications

Kari has served as a moderator, panelist and speaker for a number of internal and external programs.  Some industry events include:

Moderator: Green Hasson Janks’ Nonprofit Workshop – Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations. Featured a panel discussion highlighting ideas and best practices around branding, marketing strategy, social media, advocacy and cause marketing for nonprofits (Dec 2014) nfp conference sept 2014

Panelist: Accountants & Attorneys: Ultimate Referral Partners; How Lawyers & Accountants Can Leverage ProVisors To Grow Powerful Relationships, Multiply Referrals, and Add Value To Their Clients. Developed by Nancy Fox (Sept 2014)

Speaker: AAM High! Webinar: Acting as A Growth Coach to Your Partners, Association of Accounting Marketing (October 8, 2013)


“Kari possesses excellent marketing and business development skills where she demonstrates the ability develop strategic plans and then execute high-quality, results-driven programs. Kari is very efficient, highly-organized and able to simultaneously produce a tremendous number of programs. On top of this, I have seen her manage some very challenging internal and external client relationships where the outcomes were always a win/win.”

– Rick Hiss, Executive Director

Functions & Industry Marketing



“Kari has the ability to nurture, mentor, and motivate others to greater heights than they perhaps could accomplish on their own.  While many people focus exclusively on their own progress and success, Kari focuses on progress and success of others. First and foremost, she listens, but she listens for understanding as a means to then help. She can empathize with others and the challenges they face, and can quickly determine the required response, whether a shoulder to cry on or a wake-up call.”

-John Bertrand

Senior Associate Director

USC Marshall MBA Career Services