Karin Karay leads the Private Equity Practice in Latin America and the Financial Officer and Retail practices in Brazil. Karin previously led the Financial Services Practice in the country for a year and has served clients in the industry for more than 10 years.

Deep executive search expertise

  • Karin brings more than 15 years of executive search experience to her role. She also has extensive expertise in the financial services industry and financial officer function and has served clients in the firm’s São Paulo and New York offices.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Karin worked with another international executive search firm with a greater focus on financial services.
  • She began her career with positions at American Chamber of Commerce and Arthur Andersen.

Karin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, and completed a specialization course in business administration, finance and banking from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) São Paulo. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Armenian, and has working knowledge of Spanish.

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