As with many recruiters, Karina Hoppe did not anticipate being in the industry or choosing executive recruiting as a career path. However, what motivates her and has kept her in the business is the chance to help people find fulfilling new jobs and further their careers.
Karina joined Lucas Group in 2017 as a Senior Executive Search Consultant. She immediately made her mark at the firm, earning President’s Club her first year and making notable, prestigious placements. In her role, she sources high-caliber IT talent for a wide range of employers and prides herself on providing candidates who not only can do the job but who are ideal cultural fits as well. By being attentive and understanding, Karina builds solid relationships and is genuine and non-transactional with her candidates.
Karina began her recruiting career with Ranstad, focusing on pharmaceutical positions. She started with the company in Chicago and later moved to Atlanta as a Team Lead. In 2017, she transitioned to Lucas Group, where she uses her experience and knowledge of IT to source for any role in the IT space, specifically developers, mobile developers and data analysts.
Outside of work, Karina can be found working in her garden, running, reading a book or begging her house plants to stay alive. She also sews and quilts a wide range of things from oven mitts to pillow and blankets. Karina holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois.