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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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