About Career Star Group

Who we are:

  • Career Star Group is a leader in the local delivery of career transition, outplacement and redeployment services
  • We empower people and change, providing a human touch in challenging times
  • We leverage our global experience but understand that every situation is unique. Career Star Group offers solutions for any situation, from one person to a company-wide change, in one city or around the world

What makes Career Star Group exceptional?

  • Our compassion for each customer’s business and for each individual
  • 50 years of truly global experience supporting companies of all sizes
  • Innovative local teams, highly experienced and respected in their markets
  • Nearly 100% of our clients recommend us

CSG insists on the highest standards:

  • Our members and delivery partners are specifically chosen for their high quality standards and reputation. They adhere to strict global guidelines to ensure an exceptional experience, regardless of location.
  • We hire only the best coaches. Our coaches are required to complete training and certification and have extensive experience
  • We validate our quality by surveying our clients regularly throughout our relationship
  • Career Star Group enforces and monitors standards through centralized corporate reporting and governance
  • We will be fully compliant with all requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union by the required date of May, 2018

A world of resources at your fingertips

  • 79 countries and a 1000 service locations
  • 1500 coaches & 45 global projects staff
  • Enabling over 50,000 individual transitions in over 5,000 companies each year

Career Star Group is adaptable

  • We design our services to your unique requirements – any location, any situation
  • Programs are tailored to the participant’s needs and career aspirations
  • We have solutions for employees at all levels, in flexible locations and languages

Your Partner for Career Transition, Outplacement and Redeployment Services

With Career Star Group, you will experience the simplicity of working with a single organization while taking advantage of the expertise and resources only local firms can offer. We provide globally-informed solutions designed to meet the unique needs of your company. By partnering with Career Star Group, global coverage with local excellence becomes a reality.

We understand that people are different: Career
Star Group embraces and reflects the diversity of the populations we deal with. We care.

Cetti Galante

Chair of Board, Career Star Group

What we offer you

Career Star Group’s purpose is to provide organizations and individuals, whether local or global, with high quality services tailored to their individual requirements.

Quality

We pride ourselves in the quality of the services we provide and through this, the positive impact we have on organizations and individuals.

Customization

Every organization and individual is unique. There are no generic platforms or programs in Career Star Group. Services are specifically designed to meet your requirements.

Best Practices

Our global membership model allows us to tap into a world-wide ‘think tank’ of best practices, solutions and experience.

Impact

We measure success on your terms, not on generic metrics.

Evolution

This is a rapidly changing world.  We constantly pursue new methods, tools and technologies to ensure we are bringing maximum value to our clients.

Working with us

Every business and every individual is unique. At Career Star Group we pride ourselves in the ability to address your specific requirements and to tailor our services to your needs. Whether you’re a global organization or a single individual, success is defined and measured on your terms, not ours, and not on generic industry metrics.  Programs are not out-of-the box but rather, designed to meet your specific requirements.  And we believe that technology should support people, not replace them.

So regardless of your size or location, whether your needs are straight forward or highly complex, or whether you are highly centralized or distributed,  Career Star Group will work with you, in your language, in your location, on your terms. We’re here to support and empower you.

Our Partners

Career Star Group members provide critical, local market knowledge in 79 countries around the world.

Career Star Group has assembled a team of like-minded member organizations that offer unrivalled global coverage from 1000 locations based in 79 countries. We’ve carefully selected the best organization in each geography, experts who share a common vision and embrace our strict quality standards. Our members have deep expertise in our services and in their local regional practices and language.

Each member organization represents an entire country or multi-country region. Members are adept at providing consistency of service across multiple geographies.  Our members share a global reporting and management platform which allow us to provide you with a single point of contact for project coordination and status information.

We guarantee local expertise in every country in which we operate.  Our people genuinely know and understand the local customs and culture enabling us to deliver the very best global career transition, outplacement, and redeployment services.

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Our Global Team

Career Star Group is a member-based organization governed by a dedicated Board of Directors and supported by full time staff. The Career Star Group Board is comprised of Directors from six countries across three continents, ensuring a truly global perspective.

Our Directors are international business leaders who share a passion for supporting businesses and individuals as they go through organizational change and development.  The Board of Directors shares a common vision.  They are dedicated to providing global expertise and the best quality services available to the organizations and individuals that we serve.

Members of Career Star Group represent 79 countries.  Members are individually selected for their local knowledge and demonstrated service quality. All members strictly adhere to our global Charter which defines our service delivery principles and standards. Each Career Star Group member represents an entire country or group of countries, ensuring consistency in service delivery, quality, and efficient coordination for national or international projects.

THE BOARD

Cetti Galante

Board Chair and Member for Italy

Managing Director, INTOO Italy

A founding member of Career Star Group, Cetti is also the Managing Director of INTOO, Italy. Since joining INTOO in 2011, Cetti has reinforced the company’s position as the market leader in the Italian market, focusing on the development and design of customized Outplacement, Coaching and Restructuring solutions.

Having graduated in law with an MBA, Cetti’s earlier career was with the Nielsen Company, where she held several operational and managerial positions at both a global and national level.

Cetti has been a Director of Board of Directors Career Star Group since its inception and has held the position of Chair of the Board since 2016.

Patricia Epperlein

Board Director, Member for Brazil

President, STATO

Patricia heads the Brazilian operations of Career Star Group as President and owner of STATO. A founding member of Career Star Group, Patricia has over 20 years’ experience in career consulting and executive search. A market leader for over 20 years in Brazil, STATO is known for its expertise in leading organizations and individuals through change.

Patricia also has a wealth of experience in working with clients on a global basis following her position as the former Board Member and Chairwoman of InterSearch Worldwide Ltd. Patricia is fluent in English, Portuguese and German.

Patricia has been Board Director with Career Star Group since its inception and is currently Chair of the Operations Committee.

Sandra Boyd

Board Director, Member for Canada

SVP & National Practice Lead, Optimum Talent, Inc.

Sandra leads the national careers practice within Optimum Talent, the largest independent provider of career transition and leadership development in Canada. As a public speaker and author, Sandra is recognized for her expertise in career development, career transition and change management. She is widely published and quoted across the U.S. and Canada in national new publications. She is also a contributor for the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling’s (CERIC) landmark publication “Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism.

Sandra has been a Director on the Career Star Group Board since 2017.

Rick Cobb

Board Director, Member for USA

EVP, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

With over 20 years with Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Rick serves as Executive Vice President overseeing the senior management team responsible for implementing and maintaining the firm’s global business strategy. Challenger, Gray & Christmas is the largest, independent provider of career transition and coaching services in the USA.

A dynamic speaker, Rick is frequently invited by business organizations to address members, customers and other constituents on the issues and trends related to employment, management, recruiting, and workforce development.

Rick was a founding member of Career Star Group and is a Director of the organization.

Bev White

Board Director, Member for the UK

CEO, Gi Group UK and INTOO UK

As the CEO of Gi Group’s UK division, Bev is responsible for all operations and customer relations including INTOO UK. INTOO was formed in 2017 to service career transition, outplacement and leadership development market demand. With over 15 years in senior executive positions in the UK career transition marketplace, and as a seasoned executive coach herself, Bev is highly recognized for her expertise in supporting organizations and individuals in transition.

Bev was integral to the foundation of Career Star Group and its growth. She is currently a Director and is also a past Chair of the Career Star Group Board of Directors.

Sophia von Rundstedt

Board Director, Member for Germany

CEO, von Rundstedt HR Partners

Sophia is CEO of von Rundstedt HR Partners, the leading independent career transition and human resources consultancy in Germany and Switzerland. Sophia’s expertise lies in her ability to help organizations drive organizational performance and support individual success through a range of services including outplacement, career management, career transformation, talent management, executive coaching, HR change management and executive advisory services.

Sophia holds a law degree from Humboldt University in Berlin, a Master of Law degree from the University of Georgia and is a member of the New York Bar Association.

Von Rundstedt is a founding member of Career Star Group and Sophia joined the Board of Directors in 2014.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

Carina joined Career Star Group at its inception in 2012 and leads the global operations function. Coordinating member initiatives, Carina ensures that the organization leverages best-in-class processes and technology.

Carina brings extensive expertise in global operations garnered from 6 years of experience in the industry and over 10 years of international experience as a Business Manager, EMEA, at Forbes magazine.

Giuseppe has 30 years of international experience growing business with data driven strategies, always being passionate in developing customer relationships.

He holds a degree with laude in Economics from the University of Genoa.

Giuseppe started his career as a marketer before moving to Nielsen Company where he held several senior positions within Italy and globally.

Kelly brings to Career Star Group over 35 years of senior executive and boardroom experience with international companies. As a prior Managing Director of Knightsbridge Human Capital in Canada, Kelly was a founding member of Career Star Group. Her multi-sector experience as a senior executive, CEO, and Board Director & Chair, positions Kelly to support the organization in their global strategy development and the deployment of key initiatives.

Career Star Group Welcomes Gi Group Romania

Career Star Group is proud to announce the joining of Gi Group Romania as a partner, the leading human resources consultancy in the region, specializing in search, selection, and staffing. The addition of Gi Group solidifies CSG’s coverage in 78 countries.

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CSG Holds Frankfurt Networking Event With German Partner Von Rundstedt

Career Star Group held an exciting and informative networking event in Frankfurt, hosted by German parnter Von Rundstedt.

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