Our Team

Meet the ClearTrust Team.

Kara A. Kennedy

Executive Director.

Kara co-founded ClearTrust in 2009. She specializes in creating compliance solutions for small to mid-cap companies, helping business leaders and their shareholders navigate the increasingly complex regulatory environment. She applies over a decade of experience in the financial markets to serve companies, and also consults for transfer agents in matters related to industry best practices, development of policies and procedures, and employee training. She is an active member of the Securities Transfer Association and the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals.

Kara graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and International Business and is a member of business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Matthew Luginbuehl

Director of Operations.

Matthew joined ClearTrust in 2009, eager be a part of a company whose values mirrored his own. He oversees the timely processing of daily incoming transfers and requests, and personally ensures delivery deadlines are met every day. Matthew also serves as a shareholder-issuer liaison, striving to meet the time-sensitive needs of our issuer clients and their investors through streamlined document processing and open communication between all parties.

Matthew served our country in the Army and Marine Corp for 12 years. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance at the University of South Florida. He was born a German-speaker in Switzerland.

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Juan Osorio

Managing Member.

Juan co-founded ClearTrust in 2009. His focus is on information technology, accounting, and business strategy. Juan manages the robust technology that makes possible the fast, efficient shareholder record-keeping services that ClearTrust is known for. From building our computer network to strategizing our next move, he has been an integral part of our growth and success.

Juan graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Business. Born in Colombia, he is fluent in Spanish.

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Kyla Kennedy

Corporate Governance Specialist.

Kyla joined ClearTrust in 2009. As our corporate governance specialist, she equips issuers with resources and best practices that promote transparency and sound corporate policies. Her guidance can help issuers reduce the risk of certain liabilities and DTC chills. She also manages corporate actions and new account initiations.

Kyla was a founding team member of ClearTrust, and has played an integral role in developing our operational infrastructure and data integrity safeguards.

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Sean Lyons

Business Development Manager.

Sean Lyons joined ClearTrust in 2013. His focus is on improving ClearTrust’s market position and achieving financial growth for the company. He builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business proposals while continuing to market the ClearTrust brand.

Prior to joining ClearTrust he was a CEO for a small public company for four years gaining firsthand knowledge of public arena. Sean additionally was the managing member of two private funds for five years. Prior he was a Regional Sales Manager in the wholesale mortgage industry for 15 years. Sean graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science with core focuses in History and Economics.

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