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Karen Pinkman

Karen Pinkman is the Managing Partner of Executive Search Solutions International (ESSI) leading the firm’s North America operations.  Ms. Pinkman has over 25 years of executive search experience across North America and with several global organizations in Asia and Europe.

Prior to the establishment of ESSI, Ms Pinkman was an Executive Vice President for a top ten global search firm.  Earlier, Ms Pinkman has worked with some of the top 25 retained executive search firms located in New York, NY and Stamford, CT. Additionally, Ms Pinkman ran her own search firm in CT for nine years.

Her industry experience encompasses Consumer Products, Luxury, Multi-platform Media, Entertainment, Hospitality, Research/Knowledge Management, Wholesale/Retail, Manufacturing, Technology and Industrial.

Ms. Pinkman has recruited for mid to senior level positions such as C levels, Division Presidents, General Management, Finance, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Human Resources, Sales/Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Product Development, Brand Development, Advertising, Operations, Distribution & Logistics, and Production.

Ms. Pinkman has developed search specialty practices in Human Resources and Marketing/Communications, Sales/Business Development and Wholesale/Retail.

Ms. Pinkman has been a member of NYHRPS, NJHRPG, HRPS, SHRM as well as FGI & CEW.

Ms. Pinkman graduated from Union County College, NJ where she majored in Business Administration.