Karen is responsible for overseeing the Executive Recruitment-to-Recruitment division, placing experienced candidates looking for management and director level roles, whilst working on a range of retained projects for various clients.
Karen has been a part of the Ruella James team since 2009. Karen originally joined Ruella James as a Talent Manager, identifying and attracting exceptional candidates within the recruitment sector. Before Ruella James, Karen enjoyed an extensive career working for the likes of Robert Half, Albemarle and Office Team, both in the U.K. and Australia. She has worked in consultant, executive and managerial roles, placing candidates in a range of roles across the financial sector, and also has extensive experience across C&I and Professional Services.
When out of the office, Karen enjoys spending time outdoors, participating in sponsored swimming events and taking hikes with her son. When the weather permits, Karen loves to go kayaking, but in these colder months she has committed to learning the guitar!
Karen’s 3 personal values to live and work by are honesty, fairness, and authenticity.
The quote Karen lives by is ‘yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift - that is why it is called the present’.