Career Momentum, Inc. – Madison, WI Announces New Chief Talent Manager


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October 20, 2015— Cory Erickson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Career Momentum, Inc., a Madison-based talent management consulting firm affiliated with Career Partners International, is pleased to announce the hire of Allison Cooley as Chief Talent Manager. “At this stage in the life of our business, Allison is the perfect addition to our staff. With her guidance, we’ll be able to continue the growth we’ve seen in our career transition area and increase our executive coaching, team and leadership development offerings. Her knowledge and background also make her a valuable leadership partner for me as we look toward the next level of our success. I’m excited about the possibilities for the business and the opportunities that will come our way due to Allison’s hire,” stated Erickson.

Allison joins Career Momentum as chief talent manager responsible for overseeing the delivery of the firm’s industry leading talent management programs and services. In addition to overseeing program delivery, Allison will work with a select group of career transition clients and facilitate talent management programs. Allison stated, “This opportunity is a perfect fit for me at this stage of my career. The owner and staff at Career Momentum are top notch, the programs and assessments we offer are varied and well designed, and every day I’ll be in a position to help people achieve greater success, which is very important to me.”

Allison comes with a wealth of talent management experience having spent more than 25 years in the field working with Fortune 500 organizations and small businesses as a consultant, coach, facilitator and senior leader. Over her career, Allison has inspired more than 20,000 individuals to identify and utilize their strengths, overcome obstacles and reach a higher level of success, most recently as owner at Effectability, LLC, an organization dedicated to building organizational and leadership capability. Allison’s experience, her energy and candor, and her deep knowledge of human behavior will be a welcome addition to Career Momentum’s staff as she replaces Clara Hurd Nydam, founder of the organization, who will retire December 31.

Career Momentum is a talent management consulting firm that has been doing business in Madison since 1994. As an equity owner in Career Partners International, Career Momentum provides services to clients worldwide in talent management such as: employee assessment, leadership, employee development, succession planning, and outplacement.

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About Career Momentum, Inc.
Career Momentum is a talent management consulting firm that has been doing business in Madison since 1994. As an equity owner in Career Partners International, Career Momentum provides talent management services such as employee assessment, executive coaching and leadership, employee development, succession planning, and outplacement to clients worldwide.

About Career Partners International
Established in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the world’s largest providers of talent management solutions with more than 250 offices in over 45 countries around the world. Organizations of all sizes turn to Career Partners International to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent using the expertise of 1600+ professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leadership development and outplacement services. Additional information can be found by visiting


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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