New Results

Our Distinct Approach

In today's highly competitive market, successfully recruiting top, high performance leaders requires current technical platforms, flexible tools and processes along with the human touch of identifying and securing the right match in a candidate.  They go hand-in-hand.

Customized Recruiting Strategy

What's changed in recruiting today is 'how much' of each the above aspects is required when recruiting executives for your organization.

This is where we come.  We help you identify and outline a customized search strategy for a specific role or team.  Then, we partner with you to conduct the recruiting, in part or the entire process.  Your recruiting needs.  Your call.

Our Story

We align People with Purpose.

We've been recruiting mid-to-senior business leaders for twenty five plus years.  You could say we have a passion for it.  With prior experience working for a range of global executive search firms to national boutique firms, one common thread is our 'pursuit of the right fit' - the simple joy of finding the right candidate in expertise, skills, and culture.  We find leaders who create and commit to the vision of the future; who revel in motivating their teams to realize and grow the business.  Our passion is finding these leaders to match our client companies'  talent needs.  This is what makes us tick.


Karen N Pinkman

Managing Partner

Karen Pinkman is Managing Partner and Founder of Recruit by Design (RbD).   She has 25 plus years of executive search experience across North America and with several global organizations in Asia and Europe.  Prior, Karen worked with some of the top 25 retained executive search firms located in NY, CA and CT including Korn Ferry, DHR International and Morgan Samuels.

Her industry experience encompasses Media, Luxury, Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Industrial.  Karen has recruited for mid-to-senior level positions such as C levels, Division Presidents, Finance, Business Development, Human Resources, Sales/ Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Brand Development,  Operations, and Production.  Karen has developed search specialty practices in Human Resources,  Marketing/ Communications, Sales/ Business Development.

Karen is a Board Member of NYHRPS and Co-Chairperson for the Program Committee.  She is also a member of ATD-SCC in CT.  Karen graduated from Union County College, NJ where she majored in Business Administration.

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