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The Vortechs Group matches exceptionally talented technology professionals with outstanding career opportunities. Founded in 1998, we are the leading search firm for organizations seeking Technical, Technology Transfer, and Intellectual Property candidates and staff.

Our clients range from small start-up companies to large corporations, philanthropic organizations, universities, and academic research institutions throughout the United States and around the World. We pride ourselves in understanding clients’ needs and creating connections between employers and employees that are mutually rewarding.

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Karen M. Clifford

Director of Recruitment Services

Karen has twenty-five years of international recruiting experience in the professional services and university sectors, pharmaceutical industry and most recently as an Executive Search Consultant. Karen brings a deep understanding that to be a successful executive recruiter she must effectively partner with her clients to fully understand her client’s exact talent needs, candidate opportunities within a client site and most importantly client culture.

As an executive recruiter with London based FoxRodney Search, Karen was a key advisor to global law firm leadership teams in achieving their strategic growth plans. Karen’s recruitment emphasis spanned all areas within the Intellectual Property practice area. Prior to FoxRodney, Karen managed global partner recruiting for WilmerHale, the world’s premier Intellectual Property law practice covering Technology Transactions, Licensing, Litigation, and IP Counseling solutions. Before WilmerHale, Karen held positions at the management consulting firms of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), PRTM (now Deloitte) and UK based Celltech Pharmaceuticals. While at BCG and PRTM, she led all North American, Asia and Australia/New Zealand recruiting programs for MBA, JD and PhD candidates. At Celltech, she managed all regulatory and scientific recruitment efforts.

Karen grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. There, she obtained a degree in Marketing and minor in Human Resources. Karen has lived part-time and full-time in many great cities, including Chicago, Washington, DC, and London; however, Karen will always call Boston her home. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Edward and their two wonderful children, David and Owen.

Karen M. Clifford, Director of Recruitment Services

Email: karen@vortechsgroup.com

Vortechs Group
66 West Flager Street, Suite 900
Miami, FL 33120

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