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Karen DelPrete in 60 seconds

Cats or dogs?

Definitely dogs.
I rescue animals so I have a menagerie with 4 horses, 3 big dogs and 2 cats.
Dogs are the best pals to have on a hike.

Tea or coffee?

Coffee – usually latte.

Red or white?


3 interesting facts about you?

Grew up the oldest with 4 brothers and we all raced skiing.
I avoid technology and keep my phones forever.
A little bit of an adrenaline junkie as I challenge myself to do what I am afraid of – like: getting my scuba certification; I piloted a plane; and jumped off Victoria Falls (never again!).

How’s WFH?

I miss being in NYC especially around this time of the year.
I find I work more hours at home versus going into the office.


So sad that so many people have needlessly died.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I love the human story behind every career and this business has allowed me to meet some pretty fantastic people like Eileen Murray ex-CEO of Bridgewater who I introduced to Warburg Pincus and she recently accepted an Executive in Residence position. She has had remarkable career and she is a fantastic person.

Why Friisberg?

Our clients expect us to have a worldwide reach when we conduct searches.
They generally want the best candidate for the position and often that individual is in a different geography.
Our Partners have the same high standards and we are comfortable putting clients in their care.

You in three words?


On Santa’s list this Christmas?

A new dressage saddle.

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