Heartland Advisors

Karen Leppla

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.

Investment Experience

  • Heartland Advisors, 2022-present
  • Baird, 1997-2021


  • B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Business Administration and Physical Education, University of Alaska-Anchorage, 1996 

Heartland Advisors Value Investing Karen Leppla

Vice President and Director of Trading

  • 27 years of industry experience
  • 1 year at Heartland
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