Offering our focus, experience and dedication, we produce only the best experience for our clients and also for your clients. As you collaborate with Karasch & Associates, we are confident that you will recognize that every professional on our staff is committed to providing you superior customer service with the highest quality legal support services, accessibility services and legal video production. Please meet the Karasch Team.
Chief Financial Officer and Owner
After a short career with the FBI, Linda co-founded Karasch & Associates with her husband Henry Karasch. Karasch & Associates was the first litigation support company in Chester County Pennsylvania and successfully introduced legal video integration capabilities to the Chester County Bar Association. Today, Linda is majority owner, president and CEO of this diverse company.
In addition to being a member of several Chambers of Business and Industry, Linda has also served on the Board and as the President of The Philadelphia Chapter of The National Association of Women Business Owners and The Institute for Children & Families. She has also served on the Board of the Pennsylvania Legal Secretary's Association, and was one of the founding members of the Legal Support Staff Association in Berks County.
Currently she oversees strategic planning, marketing, financial analysis and sales development for Karasch.
Founder and Board Member
Henry is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Karasch & Associates. He is a holder of the coveted Award of Merit and is also a Certified Shorthand Reporter in the State of Delaware. He has worked as an Official Court Reporter in the County Court in Rochester NY, Federal Court in Wilmington DE and the Court of Common Pleas in Chester County PA. He is a current member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association.
Henry has held positions as the District Director of PA Court Reporters, the Chairman of the Alternate Technologies Task Force and the President of the Greater West Chester Rotary Club. For the past 20 years, he has been an Advisory Board Member of the Orleans Technical Institute, formerly known as the Court Reporting Institute of Philadelphia. He has also been a guest speaker and seminar presenter for PA Court Reporters Association and was the First reporter to use CAT software in Chester County.
Vice President, Operations
Dawn Simpson has worked with Karasch since 1995. Beginning in the scheduling department, Ms. Simpson successfully connected with numerous captioners throughout the world to help build the highly successful Karasch captioning team. She created and instituted our captioner testing program and provides insight and guidance to the entire captioning department. She has recently been promoted to Vice President, Operations and oversees the day to day operations of the company. Ms. Simpson is a current member of The National Court Reporters Association.
Technical Services Manager
Fred Gasser has worked with Karasch & Associates since July of 2002. His expertise in computer technology, video production, court reporting and captioning software is a strength of Karasch & Associates. Mr. Gasser has provided his expertise in CART from ordering equipment and setting up classroom connections for remote CART to coordinating with internet web cast providers and real-time captioners. Because of his extensive video production experience and knowledge of line 21 encoding, Mr. Gasser oversees the entire production area of captioning for off-line, remote, on-site and web-casts.
Vice President, Business Development
Audrey Greco has worked with Karasch for over 20 years, starting in 1994 with the court reporting and legal video departments. In 1999 the need for captioning services began to emerge and Ms. Greco began the captioning division of the company. Since that time, the captioning team has grown to become a strong and highly successful division within the company. Ms. Greco is also a member of The National Court Reporters Association and is an invited speaker for many Deaf and Hard of Hearing organizations.
Edward Sarkissian brings thirty years of diverse business experience with skills and knowledge that contribute to the success and growth of our clients. Mr. Sarkissian has held positions in sales, marketing, operations, and ownership with companies both private and public ranging in size and volume from small family owned firms to national fortune 500 corporations. All throughout, he has always lived by the simple notion that meeting customer needs is priority one and that there is always a way to meet them. In addition to his experience, Mr. Sarkissian holds both a Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration from Drexel University.
Team Lead, Accessibility Services
Natalie Burns is the Lead on our two largest business units, Accessibility Support and Litigation Support Services. She has been with the company since 2012. Ms. Burns studied business and entrepreneurship for many years and comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. She enjoys helping those in the Deaf and HoH community and traveling to events to oversee set up and provide technical support. She also enjoys educating colleges and other businesses on the importance of captioning to those in the community.
Team Lead, Litigation Support Services
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