Kari is co-founder of Aureus Asset Management and serves as Chairman and CEO. Previously, she spent 22 years at Fidelity Investments, most recently as a diversified fund manager in the Growth Group with oversight of the Large Cap Fund, Advisor Large Cap Fund, Destiny I Fund, and several institutional non-profit and pension funds.
Prior to that, Kari managed several sector funds, including the Leisure and Entertainment Fund, the Media Fund, Air Transportation Fund, Transportation Fund, Biotechnology Fund, Health Care Fund, and Advisor Health Care Fund. Kari’s Fidelity career began in 1983 as an assistant fund manager to Peter Lynch on the Magellan Fund.
Kari received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is the Chairman of the board of The Commonwealth School. She has served on committees at Harvard University, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Ms. Firestone’s book, “Even the Odds: Sensible Risk Taking in Business, Investing, and Life” was recently published by Bibliomotion. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review blog and the Huffington Post and appears frequently on Squawk Box and Half Time Report, both on CNBC.
Firestone lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband, David. They have four grown children, two grandchildren, and two Springer Spaniels. Firestone is an avid runner, tennis, golf and bridge player.Contact Karen