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Karen Shnek Lippman

Karen Shnek Lippman
Managing Director

Karen plays a leadership role in overseeing the firm’s content, communications, marketing, events and social media searches.  Karen also works alongside the Koller Search Partners on the firm’s executive-level management searches.  Her clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies in the media, technology, financial services, entertainment, lifestyle, luxury and sports industries. 

A self-described “talent scout,” Karen joined Koller Search Partners in 1999 after spending a decade in Communications roles at Edelman Worldwide and rbb Communications (Miami), as well as serving as Head of Communications and Marketing for Tavern on the Green restaurant, under its original owner, Warner LeRoy.

A seasoned traveler, both personally and throughout her PR career,  Karen has written about food and travel for a variety of national and trade magazines and was an entertainment writer for The Badger Herald. Karen enjoys giving back and mentoring up-and-coming talent and makes regular appearances as a guest lecturer at New York University and Columbia University to talk about career transition and resume building. She has also served as a panelist at New York Women in Communications’ “Changing Jobs for the Seasoned Professional” summit.  

Karen received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is an avid Badger basketball fan.  She lives in Connecticut with her two children.


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