Meet Your Agent

Karen Christensen

Karen uses 20+ years as a financial executive to help entrepreneurs sell, buy, and build small businesses. Karen’s merger & acquisition background provides her clients a professional, knowledgeable advocate to attain their goals.  She has successfully represented sellers and buyers in multiple industries and a wide range of transaction sizes.



  • Opened the Transworld Irvine office in 2010.
  • Closed transactions in a variety of industries: manufacturing, distribution, restaurant, retail, professional services, construction, medical care and internet-based.
  • Extensive mergers and acquisition experience in the financial services and high tech industries.
  • Led the financial due diligence team for multi-billion dollar transactions.
  • Executive of a Credit Suisse First Boston subsidiary specializing in acquisitions, business planning and financing transactions.


  • Owner of Transworld-Irvine.
  • CFO for Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Citi Residential and Ameriquest Mortgage.
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning for Washington Mutual and American Savings Bank.
  • Vice President of Corporate Planning for Synopsys Corporation.
  • Senior Vice President for Kaplan, Smith and Associates, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston.

PROFESsional/Trade Associations

  • Member International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
  • Member California Association of Business Brokers (CABB); Communications Committee
  • Member M&A Source
  • Member Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • Member National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)


  • University of Utah, BS, Accounting