Our Team

Karen Harris

Karen Harris is a premier recruiter specializing in the healthcare vertical market. Her industry expertise and tailored strategic solutions have made her a true partner and trusted adviser to numerous leading companies. She is known for her depth, discerning eye and devotion to research and best practice. This is complimented by a commitment to process, and an uncanny combination of intuition and integrity that make her a sharp recruiter deeply valued by her clientele.

Before launching Targeted Talent, for 11 years Karen was affiliated with Sands & Associates, which she first joined in 2001, quickly becoming the top recruiter. She secured contracts and successfully placed suitable candidates with Trinity Biotech, Abbott Laboratories, Becton Dickinson, bioMerieux and other specialty companies. She also spent three years with Talent Intelligence on strategic consulting projects focused on human capital acquisition. Through Talent, she supported leading companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citibank and Pepsi in developing talent pipelines and gathering competitive intelligence relative to high-performing, high-potential people in specific markets and roles.

Karen began her career as a researcher at Bain and Company then moved to DHL, a Bain client. For the next decade, she enjoyed progressive success in international sales and logistics with DHL, Purolator Courier and UPS. She holds a BS in Humanities from Drexel University.

Whether building teams, expanding teams or successfully placing individuals on all levels, Targeted Talent brings deep understanding of the market and a commitment to best practice.

Lou Melillo

Lou Melillo is a professional business partner and trusted consultant with a proven track record of successful placements in diverse, challenging industries. Whether working in aerospace, manufacturing, life sciences, construction or insurance organizations, Lou understands how to optimize talent. He begins with insightful and strategic hiring, but he doesn't stop there. His 25+ years specializing in human resources, health and safety, and risk management for both union and non-union labor has given him a deep understanding of company culture. In today's "war on talent" environment he understands what so many struggle with: how to manage the employee lifecycle. Companies look to Lou for his staffing experience, which is inclusive of attracting and retaining millennials, as well as his extensive experience in implementing compensation strategies, developing performance management programs, and driving engagement. Over the course of his career Lou also has been a key player in merger and acquisition restructuring and negotiating insurance contracts for property/casualty and benefits programs.