Vice President, Commercial Markets

Karen Kelly is Vice President, Commercial Markets, based in Exiger’s Toronto office, where she focuses on supporting enterprise account relationships and leading Exiger’s Immigration, Citizenship, & Visa (ICV) strategy. She has 15 years of experience managing the delivery of due diligence solutions to leading investment migration programs, financial institutions, and corporations. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).


Karen has 10 years of experience in due diligence and Citizenship & Residency by Investment (CRBI), including management of due diligence services and development of specialized due diligence training programs. She participated in a large-scale program review focusing on operational policies and procedures, workflow analysis, operational support, and system implementation. She also managed a large-scale look back of program files and applicants.


Karen managed the development of a risk assessment tool to complement ICV (Immigration, Citizenship & Visa) due diligence reports, and has delivered training on risk-based approach and how to apply it in the context of researching and reporting in due diligence. Karen has significant experience managing and reporting the results of international enhanced due diligence engagements. She previously oversaw corporate and individual background verification reports, supervised research techniques, provided quality assurance, and trained researchers. She also supervised the initial development of training material and procedures for IPSA International’s due diligence research team.


  • Project Coordinator at IPSA International
  • Senior Researcher / Research Manager at IPSA International
  • McGill University, BSc
  • Memorial University, B.A.
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia, Graduate Certificate, Intelligence Analysis
  • French
Press Mentions
April 13, 2022

World in Crisis: Securing Citizenship by Investment Video Series Featuring Exiger’s Karen Kelly

March 5, 2022

Leaks Happen, From Panama to the Pandora Papers

April 22, 2021

IMC Crossing Borders: How Diligent Is Your Due Diligence Provider?

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