I worked with IIPE Executive Research when a client of mine asked me to do a search from them that is not normally in my specialty area. I was confident in my ability to do a good job and keep the client happy only because I knew I would have Karen’s team doing the sourcing and name gathering for me. Without them, I would not have felt comfortable taking the search. Throughout delivery of the data, I was asked about accuracy, thoroughness, and everything was very timely. They are high touch and accurate – very different from many companies who merely profess to do the same. I would not hesitate to use this service again and highly recommend it to others.
Karen and her IIPE team rapidly compiled a list of pre-qualified prospects for a search out of my wheelhouse. Not only was the position based in India, the candidate profile required by my client was highly complex. I was amazed at the ability of the IIPE team to quickly grasp such highly technical and scientific concepts and deliver a list of solid prospects!
It is with great pleasure we were asked to write a recommendation for IIPE. I met the owner at a trade conference several years ago but was not in the position to use their services. We got a very challenging and important role and knew we needed support. They stepped in and we were able to find that needle in the haystack. IIPE is your Seal-Team 6. They are the group to call when you are drowning and have that key account you can’t close. They are professional, and proactive and provide the tools and support you need taking it off your plate so you can run your business. I cannot recommend them enough.
The research IIPE did for us on a previous list, once again paid off! The fixed asset accounting research sourced a general “staff” accountant, from a US Global company. I reached out to her initially for the fixed asset position related to the position for which IIPE conducted research for. After I interviewed her, and she is most impressive, I realized she was better suited for another accounting position, with a different client. She got a verbal offer and accepted on the spot. A $15k placement. Once again….IIPE successfully partnered with Parchman + Parchman to make tens of thousands of dollars in a matter of days! Thank you IIPE!
IIPE executed an efficient and effective search process to identify a high potential Sales Director for the Brazil market with a time to fill of 65 days. The process met our expectations and the referral has already been promoted after three months as an employee! IIPE has proven to be a valuable partner to Nokia in LATAM (as well as the USA). I personally would recommend her without hesitation (which is rare for me) but I have the utmost respect and confidence in Karen and her team.
As an owner of a 2–person IT Search firm, I have engaged IIPE to do the research on 3 critical searches to date and they have delivered each time. It is invaluable to receive a complete list of targeted passive names and contact information that I can just begin calling without doing all the legwork to uncover it all, which is incredibly time consuming. My time is best spent on the phone talking to candidates and clients, and hiring IIPE to do the research enables me to do that, which I can not put a price on! I highly recommend IIPE to do the research on your critical searches so you can do what you do best and enjoy most – recruit!
We met with Karen to determine our strategy, she was very helpful in the overall design of our plan of action. We agreed upon the time and approximate overall cost for the assignment. They functioned as our exclusive consultants for this task. Once we were ready to launch our plan, Karen’s team helped us build a strong candidate pool and even supplied competitive research for our hiring department. The team was on time and provided valuable information. In fact, we identified the candidate we wanted to hire in half the time and our costs were minimal compared to an agency fee. I would use them again in a heartbeat!
Over a period of 15 years I have used every type of research source that appeared to be worthy of an attempt to reach my very hard-to-find specifications and IIPE is the first company that not only delivered what I ordered but also worked to be certain it was what I needed.
In a field that is characterized by “a dime a dozen” head hunters, Karen Russo stands out as elite in the professional search business. I have known Karen for many years and she is a friend, coach and trusted advisor. She is the consummate listener and truly understands how to match candidates with the correct organization and open position. Thinking back on my career, two of the organizations I was happiest with are ones where Karen placed me. In those positions, I grew tremendously, learned continuously and was promoted/given raises frequently. In summary, if Karen has a recommendation, I listen because I know that it was well-thought out, strategic and offered with the best of intentions. I would recommend Karen without hesitation to anyone who is looking for a search partner. I am grateful to Karen for her brilliance, insightfulness and entrepreneurship and wish her great continued success!
Karen Russo’s, IIPE Executive Research firm turned around a list of 300 Germany automotive suppliers in 24 hours and had 80 validated emails for me of people in 48 hours for Account Managers/Sales people. It’s just unheard of to gather this much information so quickly. I am seriously thinking of hiring her company as my personal full time researcher as I don’t have the support at all currently. Ricardo and the team wiped out these lists so quickly that I can’t think of anyone I could hire that would ever be able to give me such accurate info and so quickly! For under $2,000 dollars.. worth every penny.
After more than 10 years in the Riviera Maya (Mexico), it was refreshing to find Karen Russo and IIPE Executive Research & Search. Professional job fulfillment prior to IIPE had been difficult for our organization. We have strict criteria and guidelines and Karen understood our objectives and commitment to excellence. The experience of working with her and her team was efficient, professional, cost effective and has resulted in long term success for our organization. We unquestionably would recommend the recruiting and talent research & search services of IIPE.
Karen Russo is an outstanding executive search professional who delivers top talent. Her first approach when she is looking for a professional is to deeply understand the Company culture and its needs. With a well-defined profile she looks for the perfect match between candidates and company fit. She has deep experience in what she does and excellent understanding of Commercial Operations in Latin America Countries in Pharma and Biotech markets. I have worked with Karen first as a candidate and later on as partner and appreciate a lot all her efforts on what she delivers. She really loves what she does and that is key for her success.
– Renata Mantovani – Leader of Talent Acquisition LATAM, Biopharma company
Just when I thought my professional career couldn’t be in a worse moment, I was fortunate to meet Karen Russo.
Right away she saw the potential in me and as we continued to speak she learned about my experience and passion for what I do, she told me she had the perfect job for me! Knowing her expertise and advice, I did not hesitate to attend the interview she had arranged for me. That same day I was given the chance to work for one the best companies in Playa del Carmen. It`s been two years and a half years since that day and I am happy to say that right now I find myself working for a company that makes me grow and learn day by day, when I can develop all my knowledge and where I have continued professional grow opportunities.
I can`t thank enough Karen for trusting me. For her amazing bull’s-eye target of placing the right people in the right place!!
– Susana Ollarves
When I moved to Playa del Carmen in December, I was looking for a small, dynamic real estate brokerage that focused on international clientele. In just a matter of days, Karen had arranged interviews for me with some of the top brokerages that fit my criteria. I have found her network to be quite extensive, but more importantly, Karen went above and beyond what was required, and provided a very personal service for which I am very grateful. My entire experience with IIPE has been such a positive one, and I can’t thank Karen enough. I would highly recommend Karen and the IIPE Executive Research team without hesitation. Simply the best!
– Cameron Jones, Realtor, AREA International
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