B.A. with Cum Laude distinction, with majors in both Economics and Political Science from Colgate University. Mr. Karan has experience in project management, finance, manufacturing, and marketing as a result of his successful career at Lockheed Martin where he implemented and managed core business systems for multiple business units. He began his mergers and acquisitions career as Chief Operating Officer at Skylight Systems (an accounting and distribution software development company) looking at strategic options for Skylight. Eventually, he helped to transform Skylight into a technology consulting business called Chariot Solutions in conjunction with angel investors. After leaving Chariot, he entered the business brokerage business with another firm prior to joining RLS to focus on mid-market business owners in sale or acquisition transactions. Mr. Karan is also a Graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program; has completed the Production Management Certification Program at Rowan University and became APICS (The Association for Operations Management) Certified.