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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Mary J. Ramsey

Business Development Specialist.

Mary joined ClearTrust in 2014. She brings a decade of transfer agent management experience to the team and is a tremendous asset to our issuers and their shareholders. Mary focuses on strategic business development and offering ClearTrust’s premier services worldwide. She builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business proposals while continuing to market the exemplary and distinctive ClearTrust brand.

Mary is well-respected by industry peers as a uniquely qualified professional, whose broad range of expertise covers issuer/shareholder relations, regulatory compliance, and operations management. She has also served as expert liaison for shareholder meetings and issuer corporate actions.

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Dennis Champion

Operations Specialist.

Dennis joined ClearTrust in 2014. He is responsible for ensuring the timely, accurate processing of incoming transfers and serves as a key point person for shareholder and issuer services. Dennis is proactive and meticulous in his approach to daily operations, delivering friendly, accurate service and quick responsiveness that ClearTrust is known for.

Dennis is a licensed Life, Health, and Annuity agent as well as a Notary Public with 20 years’ experience. He served as Finance Manager/Finance Director for several Tampa Bay area auto dealerships including Ed Morse Cadillac for over 15 years. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Minnesota.

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