Career Partners International Elects New Board Leadership and Members

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Career Partners International, a leading provider of global talent management solutions, announces new leadership and members for its Board of Directors.

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Career Partners International, a leading global provider of outplacement services and talent management solutions, is pleased to announce that its equity owners elected a new Chair and member to its Board of Directors at its Annual Global Meeting.

Sharon Imperiale, President of Career Concepts Inc./Career Partners International – Philadelphia, was elected to serve as the new Chair of the Board, with Elaine Varelas, a Managing Partner of Keystone Partners/Career Partners International – Boston, serving as the Chair Emeritus and Geoff Officer, Managing Director and CEO of The Donington Group/Career Partners International – Australia, serving as the Vice Chair. A warm welcome to the board was also given to Terry Gillis of Carswell Partners/Career Partners International – London, Ontario.

Having served on the board since 2009, Imperiale previously held the role of Vice President of Finance for Career Partners International. Imperiale also uses her experience in organizational effectiveness, change management and career transition to ensure that Career Partners International continues to be the leader in the talent management and career transition industry. Prior to her leadership of Career Concepts Inc./Career Partners International – Philadelphia, Imperiale held executive positions with Aetna and Prudential Financial where she led the human resource, organizational development and training efforts as well as the start-up and integration of large customer service operations.

“There is tremendous demand for outstanding talent management and career transition services globally,” commented Imperiale. “Our business model ensures our clients and the recipients of our services have local access to the best and most experienced experts in the industry. I look forward to continuing our remarkable growth to bring this level of excellence to even more locations around the world.”

In addition to serving on the board for Career Partners International and managing Keystone Partners, Varelas uses her twenty plus years of experience in leadership, career counseling, executive development and coaching to help individuals achieve career success and client organizations improve organizational effectiveness. Known for her expertise in the industry, Varelas is frequently featured and quoted by national and local media.

Officer, a member of the board since 2013, has led the Asia-Pacific Region for Career Partners International. As an internationally experienced HR executive and a pioneer in the industry, Officer’s expertise in executive coaching, organizational and leadership development, change management and culture change has positioned him as an expert in major employment change events in Australia and New Zealand.

Previously serving as the Region Leader for Canada for Career Partners International, Gillis possesses vast industry knowledge and tremendous experience in both the public and private sectors. Serving as a professional coach to many senior corporate officers, Gillis is proficient in the delivery of quality best practices that pertain to key employee assessments, retention, development and transition.

“We’re honored to welcome Terry as a new board member and Sharon as the new Chair of the Board,” shared David Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International. “Their unique perspectives and experiences will help us guide Career Partners International as we continue to grow and expand. We are so pleased these exceptional leaders will offer their guidance to our organization.”

Continuing their service on the board are William Ayers, President and CEO of The Ayers Group/Career Partners International – New York; Travis Jones, President and CEO of Career Development Partners/Career Partners International – Tulsa; Normand Leduc, President of Leduc Human Resources/Career Partners International – Quebec; and Michael D. McKee, Managing Partner of Career Partners International – Houston.

In appreciation of his leadership and accomplishments, John Daugherty of Career Partners International – Kansas City was recognized for his contributions and service on the Board.

“We are thankful for all of the great work our past board has accomplished,” continued Hemmer. “We’re fortunate to have had a diverse group of board members to shape and guide our strategic mission to become a global leader in the talent management industry.”

About Career Partners International

Established in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the world’s largest and most successful global providers of talent management solutions. Organizations of all sizes and industries turn to Career Partners International to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent using the expertise of over 1600 highly experienced professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leader development and outplacement. With more than 220 offices in over 45 countries around the world, Career Partners International assures that its clients have local experts with global reach in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services. Additional information can be found by visiting

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