Richelle Konian, CEO of Careers On The Move, delivers Commencement Speech | University at Albany’s School of Business

 

Richelle Konian, CEO of Careers On The Move, is shown delivering a powerful, inspiring keynote at the Commencement Ceremony for the University at Albany’s School of  Business undergraduate program on May 19, 2018.

Richelle founded Careers On The Move, an award winning boutique executive search firm, five years after graduating from the University at Albany’s School of Business in 2000.  Richelle conveys a strong message in which resilience, grit and perseverance are the key attributes during good and bad times.

Richelle Konian, a noted Career Expert, has provided her expertise on major television networks and leading publications, such as CBS Evening News, CNBC’s Squawk Box, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, while also having received many other accolades.

Careers On The Move CEO Richelle Konian Moderates Network NYC 2018

Careers On The Move CEO and Founder, Richelle Konian served as Moderator at “Network NYC 2018”, a University at Albany event on Tuesday January 9, 2018. The venue was held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the John E. Reeves Great Hall. This alumni-student networking event allows alumni to speak with current students as a way for students to learn about working, living, and succeeding in New York City.

Left to Right:

Damian Bazadona – Founder and President, Situation Interactive
Ryan Devoe – Ernst & Young
Emeline Rivas – AGS
Lisabeth Sore J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Richelle Konian-’95-Co-founder and CEO of Careers On The Move

Richelle Konian, Careers On The Move CEO Attends LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp in NYC

Richelle Konian, CEO, of award-winning boutique executive search firm, Careers On The Move, casted her vote for prize funding at Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp held at Galvanize in New York City on October 18, 2017.  Richelle is pictured left with University at Albany entrepreneurs  Tony Hoang of Advanced Modular Instruments LLC, Jordan Edelson of Appetizer Mobile, and Nancy Min of ecoLong; pictured right is finalist Jenny Leung of BellaNové of UCLA.

 

Join the fun #GreatDanes for a Day at the Races at the Saratoga Race Track

 

Join the fun #GreatDanes with CEO, Richelle Konian, of Careers On The Move for a Day at the Races at the Saratoga Race Track​ on Friday, July 28th. Richelle was recently appointed Vice President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors at the University at Albany, SUNY​. Ms. Konian currently serves on the University at Albany Dean’s Advisory Council to the School of Business, and was the recipient of the “Outstanding Young Alumni” award in 2008.

 

 

Congratulations to our CEO, Richelle Konian, on her appointment to serve as the Vice President of the University at Albany Alumni Association Board of Directors!

Congratulations to our CEO, Richelle Konian, on her appointment to serve as the Vice President of the University at Albany Alumni Association Board of Directors! Ms. Konian is also a member of The School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board and was the recipient of the “Outstanding Young Alumni” award in 2008.

 

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Richelle Konian, Careers On The Move,  CEO and Founder, serving as the Moderator for GOLD Alumni at the University at Albany

Richelle Konian, Careers On The Move,  CEO and Founder, serving as the Moderator for GOLD Alumni at the University at Albany “Building Your Personal Brand” event on Wednesday March  29, 2017 to discuss the best platforms for building your brand effectively at BNY Mellon in NYC.

(L-R: panelists Lori-Ann Trezza ’83, Nicholas Corvino ’09, Nicole Desir ’94, ’96, Norm Snyder ’83, Maria Hetz ’14, and moderator Richelle Konian ’95)

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Women in Accounting
University at Albany School of Business
With Richelle Konian

Richelle Konian being honored as part of the Committee for Metro-NY Celebrating UAlbany, “Women in Accounting Reception” Wednesday, November 12, 2014

University Of Albany Business School Profile: Richelle Konian

Profile of an Entrepreneur: Richelle Konian

Richelle Konian ’95: CEO, Careers On The Move

When Richelle Konian was in second grade, she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up: a stock analyst working on Wall Street.

 

Richelle Konian ’95When she got a little older, the University at Albany was Konian’s first choice because her great-grandmother attended the school when it was The New York State College for Teachers.
As per her plan, Konian started her career on Wall Street as Account Manager of Executive Recruitment for Jordan & Jordan, where she developed a recruitment and sales division, and was instrumental in launching the Financial Information Forum. After five years, she co-founded Careers On The Move, a boutique executive search firm, where she now serves as CEO.
Konian recruits for financial services, public accounting, valuation, and information technology. One of her strengths is finding talent in industries her clients are not involved in, for instance finding an IT whiz for a finance firm. Since its creation her company has worked with over 60,000 applicants.
Konian said, “Being an entrepreneur worked out well. The growth path is so quick. Running my own business has allowed me to professionally and personally grow. You learn how to do everything. If your computer breaks, you figure it out. There is no IT department to call.”
Though Konian considers starting her own business her most exciting accomplishment, she deems her biggest challenge was that Careers On The Move survived and thrived in the events of the turbulent new millennium, through 9/11 and the financial crisis. She said, “For the last decade we learned to ride the waves, and we have had to work harder to provide value added.” The business grad found that working through those trials kept her business thriving.  She said, “We care about people and care about their success. We helped a lot of people when they were down and they remembered us.”
Konian’s forward thinking approach puts her on solid footing with the firms she works with. She said, “They rely on us to recruit effectively. Bad hires cost them a lot of money. When people know that you understand the marketplace, your credibility grows. We showed companies that we can find talent they can’t.”
The University at Albany allowed Konian to indulge her two passions: business and acting. Besides majoring in business, she minored in theater. In high school and college, she spent summers acting in New York City. Konian has directed webinars and is a noted career expert, often interviewed for television and print stories on recruiting, has appeared on CBS Evening News, and has been quoted by CNBC, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
Konian guides and supports the work of the School of Business by speaking to student groups and brainstorming with the Office of Career Services. For over ten years, Konian has been a member of the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. She was Master of Ceremonies for the School of Business Alumni Association Alumni event in 2010, an Honorary Committee Member at the Women’s Networking Event and has often served on the panel of Network NYC. (See photo of the 2014 event on page 3.)
The alumna maintains a strong connection with the university. She is a member of the University at Albany Alumni Association Board of Directors and volunteers with AlumNet, an organization that helps students connect with alumni. In 2008, Konian received the Young Alumni Award from the University at Albany Alumni Association. She has served several years on the alumni association awards committee, and in 2014 will serve as the Committee Chair of the Excellence Awards.
Konian lives with her husband Peter Azcue, an investment research professional, and her children, Ani, age six and Peter, age four, in Cranford, New Jersey. The family frequently takes day trips to the Jersey shore and travels regularly to Europe. Konian’s hobbies include theater, dancing, yoga, and Pilates.