Career Partners International Names Karen D. O’Boyle New President and CEO

Accomplished Business Leader with Extensive Experience in Career Transition and Talent Management Assumes Leadership of One of the World’s Largest Talent Management Consultancies

CHAPEL HILL, NC – June 3, 2015 – Career Partners International (CPI), one of the largest talent management consultancies in the world, announced today that it has named Karen D. O’Boyle as its new President and CEO. An accomplished business leader, O’Boyle has held senior leadership positions at several of the industry’s leading career transition and talent management companies during her 20+-year career.

In her new role, O’Boyle is responsible for developing and executing CPI’s strategic plan. The firm has a global footprint with more than 270 offices in 47 countries.

“We are extremely fortunate to welcome Karen to our organization as the new President and CEO,” said Sharon Imperiale, Chair of CPI’s Board of Directors. “With a commitment to our global clients to deliver value through innovative, high quality solutions, Karen’s unique background gives us the opportunity to significantly grow our business. Her deep experience in both career transition and talent management – along with her outstanding business acumen and global orientation – will be a huge benefit to our Partners and clients worldwide.”

Before joining CPI, O’Boyle was Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Lee Hecht Harrison. Prior to that, she was President of North America and the Global Sales Leader for Drake Beam Morin. She also held senior leadership roles at Right Management, Manchester Partners International, and Diversified Search.

“I am very excited about the challenges and opportunities at CPI,” O’Boyle said. “A major attraction for me to CPI was the business model. Our LLC Partner structure enables us to differentiate ourselves by providing a unique value proposition to our clients. Because the businesses are owned and operated by equity Partners who have ‘skin in the game’, we deliver better outcomes to our clients.”

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About Career Partners International

Founded in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the largest talent management consultancies in the world. From more than 270 offices in 47 countries, consultants of Career Partners International provide talent management, executive coaching, career management, and career transition services to clients worldwide.


Karen M. Romeo

Senior Vice President, Partner Services

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