Primary Role
Rider University

Person Details


Karen Dykstra is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of AOL and serves as a key member of the AOL executive team focused on optimizing shareholder value by providing strategic leadership for the company’s financial functions including accounting, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis and investor relations.

Karen Dykstra was formerly a partner at Plainfield Asset Management LLC, and has been Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Plainfield Direct Inc. since 2006. Plainfield Asset Management LLC manages investment capital for institutions and high net worth individuals based in the United States and abroad. Plainfield Direct Inc. is a business development company managed by Plainfield Asset Management. Karen is also on the board of AOL, which she joined in 2009.

Prior to joining Plainfield, Dykstra was the Chief Financial Officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a provider of transaction processing and information-based business solutions, from 2003 to 2006. Dykstra serves on the boards of Plainfield Direct Inc., Gartner, Inc. and Crane Co.

She received a B.S. in accounting from Rider University and a M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Experience (3)


Advisory Roles (3)

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    Crane Co

    Board of Directors
    2004 - Jan, 2012
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    Board of Directors
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    Board of Directors
    Oct 26, 2009 - Jan, 2012