Karen Leppla is Vice President and Director of Trading. She joined Heartland in September 2022.
She previously worked as a Senior Vice President and Senior Equity and Fixed Income Trader at Baird.
Leppla graduated from the University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies of Business Administration and Physical Education. She was also an NCAA All-American Gymnast.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, boating, and downhill skiing with her husband and two children.
- Heartland Advisors, 2022-present
- Baird, 1997-2021
- B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Business Administration and Physical Education, University of Alaska-Anchorage, 1996