Karen Cooke-Thomas

Director of Operations and Human Resources

Integrated Financial Group
200 Ashford Center North, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30338

Phone  |  770/353-6438
Fax  |  770/353-6359
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Member Profile

Client Vision

Karen started working with IFG advisors in 1998 and has been formally managing Operations and Human Resources for the Consortium since its inception in 2003. She runs IFG’s Virtual Assistant Program, which supports advisor members and also oversees the firm’s bookkeeping and financials. Her positive, calm approach to IFG’s day-to-day operations makes her an essential part of the Brain Trust.

In addition to her daily functions, she works closely with Co-CEOs, Don Patrick, and Land Bridgers, to establish and maintain open, friendly lines of communication between IFG, advisors, and their assistants. Karen is in charge of the advisor onboarding process, working closely with new members to:

  • Set up offices for Housed Advisors
  • Coordinate IT between firm and LPL Tech Support
  • Manage HR/Payroll and Group Benefits
  • Manage account transactions

Areas of Expertise


  • Operations & Human Resources Management
  • Group Benefits Administration & Management
  • Bookkeeping & Payroll Management
  • Administrative Support Management



  • Diploma in Human Resource Development
  • Certificate in Office Administration
  • BS in Psychology, (Honors)
    • Specialization: Christian Counseling 
    • Specialization: Crisis Counseling

Outside The Office

Outside the office, Karen is a passionate volunteer with several nursing homes and community services organizations, the Federal Penitentiary of Atlanta, and the Personal and Religious Liberty Ministries in her church. She likes to read, travel, and spend quality time with family and friends. Karen and her husband, Charles, were married in 2016.


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