Karen Rodkin

Karen Rodkin

Head of Executive Recruitment

Meet Karen Rodkin, Head of Executive Recruitment for Pareto.


Before Pareto.

Karen graduated from University of Loughborough with a 1st Class honours degree in Sports and Management, before going on to complete an MBA and Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma.  Attracted by the buzz around recruitment in the .com era, Karen joined the industry with an initial focus on the IT / technology / software sector, later to expand across just about every industry vertical imaginable in later years.  Running her own business for a number of years, Karen worked with major players and well as smaller businesses with a focus on sales and commercial roles.

The Pareto Journey.

Karen joined Pareto in 2010 with the task and vision to re-ignite and set up the Executive Division of Pareto Law.  Having built an exclusive team of focussed search and select consultants, the Executive Division has gone from strength to strength under Karen’s guidance. The service now offers a very targeted and personal recruitment service for those clients who don’t have the time, infrastructure or skills to find the best sales talent themselves.  As part of the service, a thorough assessment of skills is undertaken to ensure the best match possible. Housed in the Pareto Nottingham office, the Executive division now hosts 10 consultants working in the field of executive placement.

Karen has worked with the Pareto client base, across all sectors of the business realm for organisations of a multitude of Amari Group J&J Virgin Media.


Outside of the office, Karen is keen runner and combines this with the gym - and in fact any other sporting activity she gets the time to do!  Karen also has two daughters who have a keen interest in sports, and certainly keep her busy in any spare time she can muster.

"In order to succeed, we must first believe we can."