Jean Marie Callahan
Jean is the co founder of our Latin America corresponding offices.
Jean has over 18 years of experience in international Executive Search in Latin America, being recognized as a diversity leader in Latin America. She founded the firm in Latin America in 2008, as a spinoff of A.T. Kearney Executive Search where she worked as Managing Director Latin America since 2001, having restructured and started up the operation in Brazil,Mexico and Latin America.
Jean is one of the premiere referrals in the search industry in Latin America, accumulating international experience in executive search including, C-Level, Directors and Senior Management positions mainly in the Pharmaceutical; Consumer Goods; Energy (Electricity and Oil & Gas); Financial Services; Industrial and Telecommunications industries. Jean has established best practices in Executive Search, Management Assessments and has worked in Executive Search assignments within broader managing consulting projects.
Prior to joining the firm, Jean was partner of Picard International, another global Executive Search firm in New York, where she built the firm’s presence in Brazil. Jean also previously founded World Wide Mortgage, a financial services company with headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, specializing in commercial and residential mortgages. Annual originations exceeded US$200 millions. The firm was acquired by American Home Mortgage, one of the largest American companies in this sector. Her previous international experience includes managing global Real Estate portfolios, for a Hong Kong based conglomerate, Shun Tec Development, where she lived for three years and conducted extensive research on acquisitions internationally.
Jean holds a bachelor´s degree program with a specialization in Business and Education from the University of South Florida. She is also Founder and Vice President of the Group Executivas de São Paulo; Member of American Chamber of Brazil and Brazilian-American Chamber; Member of Board of Institute Vida Jovem and Member of Board Tempest Technology.