Jean Callahan

Managin Director, The Americas

Co-Founder of IES, Founder & President of Latin America Executive Search.

Jean Callahan is one of the most respected executives in the search industry with over 20 years global experience.

Jean’s strengths include a powerful mix of business and interpersonal skills plus an in-depth knowledge of global markets. These competencies, combined with her deep understanding of cultural diversity, talent alignment, and her love of people enable Ms. Callahan to offer clients an exceptional boutique experience.

In the global search industry, Ms. Callahan’s specialty is fulfilling international executive positions (C-Level, Director and senior management). She has industry specialties in pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, energy (electricity, oil and gas), financial services, industrial and telecommunications sectors. Clients appreciate her personal approach and the firm’s abilities to cross borders, working seamlessly to fulfill talent needs in diverse regional and industry markets.

Prior to founding Latin America Executive Search, Ms. Callahan was the Vice President of AT Kearney Executive Search based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was later promoted to expand the firm’s executive search practice throughout Latin America, where she served clients in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, finance, technology, and industrial sectors. Before working with AT Kearney, Ms. Callahan led the launch of the first Brazilian office for New York based executive search firm Picard International.
Early in her career she founded World Wide Mortgage based in New York City and was Director of Shun Tak Holding, a consortium including entertainment, tourism, shipping, real estate, banking, and air transportation, based in Hong Kong. 

Ms. Callahan is founder and Vice President of the Group Executivas de São Paulo; a member of American Chamber of Brazil and Brazilian-American Chamber; a member of Board of Institute Vida Jovem, and is a trustee member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her firm is a Certified Women Owned Business.

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