Karen has over fifteen years executive search experience within private equity and corporate finance, although her long career in the industry spans more than twenty-five years. She primarily leads mandates for UK and pan-European General Partners, where her focus is investment and private debt professionals, from Associate to Senior Partner, and finance (CFOs and Financial Controllers), operational (COOs) and tax related roles. Karen has also been successful in completing searches for private equity advisory firms, including M&A and transaction services positions within the Big Four accountancy firms.
Prior to joining Curtis Murray, Karen ran her own private equity search boutique for over ten years, and before that, she headed the private equity team at a well-known, London based search consultancy for four years. During her time in recruitment, Karen has won three awards for being best in UK private equity search.
Before becoming a headhunter, Karen was Group Financial Controller at a pan-European growth capital fund and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC.