9. Chris Karagounis - Robust Relationships, Compassion and Sustaining High Performance
Chris Karagounis is the Managing Partner of Alex Kaar Australia and has a refreshing take on what it takes to drive business success including a focus on relationships, adding value and the development of talent. When you get this right, the money takes care it itself.
Chris has been an active executive search consultant for over 20 years. His industry expertise includes financial services, infrastructure, utilities, retail, digital, property, government and private equity. Chris commenced his career with PwC in corporate advisory practice (Mergers and Acquisitions). In 2000 he joined a leading ASX listed executive recruitment firm as a principal to further enhance their capability within executive search and led the banking, technology, and sales and marketing practice groups nationally.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of The CEO Circle and is currently the Chair of a boutique private equity group that has investments across a variety of portfolios including property, digital and biotechnology. Chris is also a dedicated supporter of a youth not for profit, previously as a Non-Executive Director of Whitelion and currently as a member of their Leadership Council.
Chris is a father of four and in addition to his love of the Hawthorn football club, he is a non-executive director of the Old Scotch Collegians Association.
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