We Get You.
Owning and operating a small business is not just a job. It's a commitment to pursuing a vision that you have created. Our team brings a wide combination of experience to help you pursue your vision.
Parker Karnan, the founder of Karnan Associates, has worked with hundreds of business owners and over time has learned some of the inherent challenges that entrepreneurs face as they work to create a thriving business.
Parker's career includes roles as VP of Sales at Brooks Sports, as a sales rep for Performance Sales West, and his most recent role as Executive Director of the Independent Running Retailer Association. While credentials may build a resume, Parker believes that a great consultant earns their keep by figuring out what to do next. Parker's pretty smart, but sometimes not as smart as he thinks he is. That's why he has a great team around him who is encouraged to challenge him and conventional wisdom.
A California native, Parker resides in Woodinville, WA, with his wife of 20 years and 3 children. When he's not working with clients to improve their business, Parker loves to ski and play and coach soccer. Be warned that most winter weekends Parker is out of cell range because he is searching for fresh tracks at Crystal Mountain near Mt. Rainier.
Kris is the Jack of All Trades for Karnan Associates. With years of experience in the specialty running industry, including a decade with Moving Comfort, Kris brings a valuable perspective for clients of KA.
Kris is also the resident expert on Ultimate Frisbee, and enjoys coaching and playing in Washington, DC, where she lives with her husband, kids, and dog.
We've been asking Kris to give us a picture of herself for years for this page, but she is just too darn humble.
COMING SOON TO A RETAIL STORE NEAR YOU! Midge joins the Karnan Associates team early June, 2017. That's all we have to say now, but boy are we excited.
NEW ARRIVAL! Jay is one of those guys that Parker needs to have around to remind him he's not the smartest guy in the room. An MBA and former running store GM, Jay stands at the intersection where theory meets execution.