Chris Karagounis

Chris Karagounis

Managing Partner

Chris is the Executive Director and Managing Partner of Alex Kaar for Australia. He was a member of the founding private equity group that established the firm in 2004 and has been an active search consultant for over 15 years.

His industry expertise includes financial services, infrastructure, utilities, digital, property, government and private equity. The types of assignments Chris typically facilitates include Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, General Manager, Strategy and Marketing. Further to this Chris also recruits Non Executive Directors for both ASX listed and Government organisations.

Chris commenced his career with PwC in corporate advisory (mergers and acquisitions) within the business advisory practice. His client exposure included financial services, private equity, infrastructure and property. Chris also gained experience in human resources through a number of secondments during his time at PwC. In 1997 Chris joined an international recruitment business where he focused on the start-up phase of a number of practices and was instrumental in building interim management and contract portfolios. After several years Chris joined a leading ASX listed recruitment firm as a principal to further enhance their capability within executive search. Chris was also the national head of banking, technology, and sales and marketing practice groups.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of The CEO Circle and is currently the Chairman of a boutique private equity group that has investments across a variety of portfolios including property, technology and biotechnology. Chris is also a dedicated supporter of children’s charity, previously as a Non Executive Director of Whitelion and currently as a member of their Leadership Council.

If you would like to contact Chris please call
03 8614 8211