Ronak Karsan, CPA*
Hey y'all! I'm Ronak, a Senior Associate in the FAS practice. I grew up in Pearland, a suburb south of Houston and attended the University of Houston where I earned my BBA and MS in accounting.
While I was born and raised in Houston, I have always been enamored by Austin’s hills, music scene, culture, and growing tech scene. As a result I decided to start my career at PwC's Austin office, and mostly worked with private tech clients as an auditor. I moved into a finance role at AHCV, a local healthcare consulting firm in Austin after obtaining my CPA. My time there exposed me to the complex and confusing world of healthcare in the United States. I was responsible for advocating for our clients (hospital systems) in both large urban areas and rural areas in Texas. My time in healthcare was eye opening, however I wanted to broaden my knowledge beyond healthcare after two years at the firm. As a result, I decided to join Embark’s advisory practice after getting to know Embark’s friendly and welcoming team.
Outside of work I enjoy cooking, the great outdoors, and traveling. I love hiking the River Place trail in Austin and am always up for a camping trip. Hiking the entire John Muir trail is on my bucket list and would be quite the experience! I backpacked Europe for three weeks prior to joining Embark and am itching to explore more of Europe in the future. I'm not much of a sports fan, however I recently started following Formula 1 after watching "Drive to Survive" on Netflix. I am looking forward to attending the annual US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin every year!