September 14, 2015 – Career Partners International (CPI) has appointed Karen D. O’Boyle as president and chief executive officer. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and executing CPI’s strategic plan. The firm has a global footprint with more than 270 offices in 47 countries.
An accomplished business leader, Ms. O’Boyle has held senior leadership positions at several career transition and talent management companies during her 20-plus year career. She 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, the one-time outplacement leader. She also held senior leadership roles at Right Management, Manchester Partners International and Diversified Search.
“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.”
John Myers, managing partner of Kensington International/CPI – Chicago, added: “As the Chicagoland office of CPI, we are so excited to have Karen leading our company. Over the last 10 years we have grown into the No. 3 global market player in the outplacement/career transition and executive coaching businesses and now Karen will help us grow to the next level.”
Career Partners International has grown to more than 270 offices in over 47 countries around the world, and offers career management, talent development, leadership and executive coaching, career transition and outplacement services.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media