Karmae Cipriotti Fahr

LinkedIn Director, Human Resource Recruitment Division


Executive search and recruitment expert, business consultant and entrepreneur, executive coach, trainer and mentor Karmae Cipriotti Fahr brings depth and breadth to Emerson HR.  With 25-plus years’ experience, Karmae heads Emerson’s human resources division successfully matching candidates with clients from HR generalists to chief HR officers.

Known as the recruiter’s recruiter, Karmae understands the needs and objectives of businesses from start-ups and non-profits to Fortune 500 and 100 corporations. Over the years, she’s developed a wide network of industry and community connections that enable her to strategically and effectively consummate a search.

With a penchant for excellence, Karmae maintains high standards of accuracy, integrity, and efficiency with an urgency to meet client needs promptly. Also, she applies her expertise to consult with leaders on hiring practices, on-boarding, and retention programs. And she’s developed training modules to assist other professionals with the multiple steps required in the hiring process.

After a decade managing her own firm, Karmae returned to Emerson to partner with Bill Emerson to grow its HR division. She oversees the executive search and HR divisions and is responsible for strategic direction and tactical initiatives. With a solid understanding of the HR function and close affiliation with trade and professional organizations in the field, Karmae is a valuable resource to candidates and clients alike.

Karmae holds a bachelor of arts degree from Purdue University and certifications in leadership and talent management and executive coaching.  In addition, Karmae is a founding member of The International Association of Coaches and a member of Christian Coaches Network International.

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