Who We Are – About Us

About Us


Our story began in 1996 when Karen Russo, a fourth-generation entrepreneur, launched K. Russo Consulting Inc. Karen believes passionately in challenging the norm, taking smart risks, and really understanding what drives people and teams and modeled K. Russo Consulting in that vision. She wanted to create a recruiting solution where candidates weren’t seen as resumes. Believing it’s important to walk in their shoes, the recruitment team listens to understand the candidate’s interests, values and career goals.


Karen later launched a Mexico-based boutique RPO company, IIPE International Executive Research, that identifies, sources and attracts talent for clients worldwide. With a growing portfolio of clients, IIPE is the engine that supplies talent across industries.


K. Russo Consulting ‐ a member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, is an independently owned and operated office of Sanford Rose Associates International, Inc., an organization with a 50+ year history of offering executive search services, ranked number 9 largest search firms in North America (Hunt Scanlon).


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Mission and Vision – What We Think

Our Mission


Our mission is “to help organizations build teams that last by our deep discovery of identifying the best of the best talent and offering uniquely tailored solutions to meet the needs of our clients.”

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mission img - Human Resources, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Executive Leadership

Our Vision


Our vision is “finding THE ONE that adds value to your existing culture.” We encourage organizations and professionals to realize their true potential by offering clarity in a process that leads to mutual goal alignment.



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