Our Company

Carn International is a global executive and professional search firm providing dynamic and seasoned leadership talent to our clients.  For over 25 years, our consultants have collaborated with companies and executives across a range of specialties and industries.

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
  • Professional Services & Consulting
  • Technology

Our purpose is to help create a world where passion for work continually flourishes. We connect clients and executives with shared objectives. We spend time with client stakeholders to understand their brand, strategic objectives, business landscape, and culture to help find the right and most valuable executive fit. Reciprocally, we help professionally candidates pursue their ambitions and achieve their purpose and value along their career journey.

Testimonials

Ken is one-of-a-kind a true leader who has that magical combination of a strategic leader coupled with an engaging personality which enabled him to motivate and inspire in equal measure. A personable engaging guy with a great sense of humor, I cannot recommend Ken highly-enough.

David Doran – Recruit Options

As a job seeker, I had the good fortune of being in the market when Ken was recruiting top technical talent to join a leading technology firm. Imagine the challenge of scheduling ten (10!) East coast to West coast interviews – phone, video conference, and on-site – around the schedule of a candidate still employed in a full-time position. With Ken’s coordination, every interview went through without a hitch. He prepped me for each one and followed up afterwards with feedback. Thanks to Ken, I was able to focus on the substance of the interviews rather than their logistics. If only he could have taken care of my relocation as well after I accepted the clients offer. Spectacular experience, highly recommended.

William Lai – Senior Technology Professional
Ken is a leader committed to his teams success. His experience and passion for recruiting makes him invaluable when it comes to mentoring others. Kens has a unique gift to manage peole according to their individual needs and levels of experience, he is very flexible, patient and understands the value of leveraging with his team. Importantly, Ken never lets his team give up!
Paul Mullan - CEO , Measurability

Ken is a leader committed to his teams’ success. His experience and passion for recruiting makes him invaluable when it comes to mentoring others. Kens has a unique gift to manage people according to their individual needs and levels of experience, he is very flexible, patient and understands the value of leveraging with his team. Importantly, Ken never lets his team give up!

Kevin O’ Leary - Operations Director , Dunedin Enterprises

Our Founder & CEO

Ken Lee – an entrepreneur, international recruitment professional, Irishman, father, husband, guitar player and singer. He built the company using future-forward recruitment practices he spent decades honing in both Ireland and the U.S., implementing best-in-class technologies and applying data-driven processes to his business.

Clients rave about the obsessive-style efforts that Ken and his team pour into every assignment. Google, Facebook, Cognizant, and Accenture (just to name a few) believe in Carn International, consider them part of their teams, and keep them at the top of their list for go-to placement companies.

Our Guiding Principles

Understand

Search

Succeed

Our Guiding Principles

Understand

Search

Succeed

We immerse ourselves in our clients’ strategic and cultural needs, our executives’ career aspirations, and the shared purpose that connects them. Through research and insights, and comprehensive screening and behavioral analysis, we develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients and candidates.

Our 25 years of experience, our agile approach to working collaboratively with our clients, and our data-driven approach to building our robust network of professionals to help us find the right solution…every time.

We take the title of “Consultant” very seriously, offering value-added consultation in the areas of talent and career development, culture shaping, and leadership building. We fuel growth opportunities for clients and executive careers through an enduring passion for our work, and our collective goals.

Our Guiding Principles

Understand

We immerse ourselves in our clients’ strategic and cultural needs, our executives’ career aspirations, and the shared purpose that connects them. Through research and insights, and comprehensive screening and behavioral analysis, we develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients and candidates.

Search

Our 25 years of experience, our agile approach to working collaboratively with our clients, and our data-driven approach to building our robust network of professionals to help us find the right solution…every time.

Succeed

We take the title of “Consultant” very seriously, offering value-added consultation in the areas of talent and career development, culture shaping, and leadership building. We fuel growth opportunities for clients and executive careers through an enduring passion for our work, and our collective goals.