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05/26/15Korn Ferry Executive Survey Reveals Vacation Trepidation
-67 Percent of Executives Have Postponed or Canceled Vacation Plans Due to Demands at Work- -73 Percent of Executives Cite “Too Much Work” as Primary Concern- LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2015-- According to the latest Korn Ferry Executive Survey, many executives say they are just too busy to take a vacation. Of the more than 400 executives surveyed by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and t... 
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05/19/15Futurestep Executive Survey Finds Lack of Veteran Recruiting and Onboarding Programs
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2015-- Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in high-impact talent solutions, today announced results of a global executive survey that shows organizations lack an organized focus on recruiting veterans. Eighty percent of respondents say their organizations do not have specific veteran hiring outreach programs and 81 percent say they do not have clear messaging on why veteran... 
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05/14/15Nick Evans Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner
SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Nick Evans has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner in the Financial practice. Mr. Evans will focus on wholesale and consumer banking and has been appointed as the Regional Sector Leader for Retail, Consumer and Digital Banking for Asia Pacific. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s Singapore office. Mr. ... 
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05/14/15Boards Should Identify and Embrace CEO Succession Risk According to Korn Ferry Report
SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2015-- Commencing the process of CEO succession, without first agreeing on the strategy and market factors that impact the role, is the highest risk to successful CEO succession, according to a survey of prominent business leaders in Australia and New Zealand. Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, interviewed and surveyed key players in CEO succession to identify the greatest risks when... 
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05/13/15Puneet Bahl Joins Korn Ferry
NEW DELHI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Puneet Bahl has joined the firm as a Senior Client Partner. He will be a core member of the Global Board Practice and the Global Financial Market, and will be based in Korn Ferry’s New Delhi office. Mr. Bahl joins Korn Ferry from Visa Inc., where he was the Group Country Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. H... 
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05/12/15Futurestep Appoints Industry Veteran Vic Khan as Managing Director, Global Operations
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2015-- Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in high- impact talent solutions, today has named Viquar (Vic) Khan managing director of Global Operations to address the growing demand for its talent acquisition solutions, as well as enhance services to existing clients. Working closely with Futurestep’s leadership and delivery teams, Khan will focus on extending and advancing the use o... 
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05/07/15Caitlin Banks Iseler Joins Korn Ferry
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Caitlin Banks Iseler has joined the firm as Principal in the Technology Practice. She will split her time between the Washington, D.C. and Reston offices. Prior to Korn Ferry, Ms. Iseler worked at Blue Ribbon Leadership Consulting where she was Vice President. Ms. Iseler successfully advised clients on ... 
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05/07/15Global Korn Ferry Succession Study Shows Lack of “Ready Now” Candidates to Fill Critical Roles
Report Shows Going Beyond Development by Assessing “Readiness” Critical to Achieving a Robust Leadership Pipeline LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today released the third report in its “Succession Matters” series. An in-depth, global, executive study used as the basis of the report shows that a full half of respondents do not feel their organizations ... 
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05/06/15Sarah Lim Joins Korn Ferry
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Sarah Lim will be joining the firm as Head of the U.K. Consumer Practice and Sector Lead for Retail in EMEA. She will be based in the London office. Ms. Lim has successfully assisted emerging brands, private equity investors and large multinational corporations in recruiting top leadership talent includ... 
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05/06/15Nathalie Nassar Joins Korn Ferry
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority of leadership and talent, today announced that Nathalie Nassar has joined the firm as a Senior Partner in the firm’s Leadership & Talent Consulting business. She will be based in the Paris office. Ms. Nassar will focus on talent strategy and organizational alignment, board and CEO services and succession management. For nearly 30 years, ... 
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05/06/15“Transitions at the Top” Provides a How-to Guide for Helping Guarantee a Successful CEO Transition
New Book offers Specific Actions for Boards, C-Suite Executives, HR Leaders and Senior Managers to Help New CEOs and their Organizations during Leadership Change LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced the release of “Transitions at the Top” a new book by leadership experts Dan Ciampa and David Dotlich. Dotlich is a thought leader and frequent collabo... 
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05/06/15Matt Reilly Joins Korn Ferry as Chief Executive of Leadership and Talent Consulting Business
- RJ Heckman to Assume Role of Vice Chairman, Leadership and Talent Consulting - LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that seasoned professional services executive, Matt Reilly has joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer, Leadership and Talent Consulting. Mr. Reilly joins Korn Ferry having led numerous operating divisions for organizatio... 
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05/04/15Adam Prager Joins Korn Ferry
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Adam Prager has joined as Regional Sector Leader of the firm’s Professional Services Practice in North America. He will be based in the New York office. Most recently, Mr. Prager served as Managing Partner and Global Head of the Professional Services practice at a global executive recruiting firm. In al... 
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04/29/15Futurestep Executive Survey Shows an Eye to Future Leaders is the Top Priority When Hiring College Recruits
Survey Also Shows Cultural Fit More Important than Past Professional Experience, Identifies Video Interviewing as Key Recruiting Practice LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2015-- Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in high-impact talent solutions, today announced results of an executive survey that shows more than half of respondents (54 percent) say their college recruiting efforts are designed to deve... 
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04/28/15Global Korn Ferry/Futurestep Study Shows Discrepancies between Priorities for Travel/Tourism Employees and what they believe their Employers Deliver
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, and Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company specializing in high-impact talent solutions, today released results from a global study highlighting top priorities for employees in the travel/tourism industry. The study of more than 1,000 employees from 15 global companies within the sector finds significant gaps between what the workers ... 
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04/16/15Dave Pearce Joins Korn Ferry’s Consumer Practice
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 16, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Dave Pearce has joined the firm as a Senior Client Partner in the Global Consumer Practice. He will be based in the Minneapolis office. Mr. Pearce has 25 years of consumer packaged goods, financial services, start-up and turn-around business experience. His network is broad and diverse, having served ... 
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04/10/15Paul Ciancarelli Joins Korn Ferry’s Financial Services Practice
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Paul Ciancarelli has joined the firm as a member of the Global Financial Services Practice. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s Boston Office. Mr. Ciancarelli joins Korn Ferry from a global executive search firm, where he served as a member of the Asset & Wealth Management Practice. “Paul bri... 
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04/09/15Barry Bregman Joins Korn Ferry’s Financial Officers Practice
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 9, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Barry Bregman has joined the firm as a senior member of the Financial Officers Practice. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s New York office. In addition to Mr. Bregman’s focus on financial officers, he will work closely with Korn Ferry’s Board and CEO Practice. “Barry brings to Korn Ferry a broad... 
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04/08/15Korn Ferry Selected as B20’s Theme Partner on Leadership Development
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 8, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that the firm has been selected as B20’s theme partner on Leadership for the Employment and SME & Entrepreneurship Taskforces during the Turkish presidency of 2015. The Business 20 (B20) outreach group is an influential platform bringing together business leaders from G20 economies and advocates for critical ... 
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04/07/15Korn Ferry Global Executive Survey Finds Gaps in Leadership Development Opportunities for HR Professionals
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 7, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today revealed results of a global executive survey that paints a less than glowing picture of leadership development opportunities for those in the human resources field. The March 2015 survey of more than 700 executives found that nearly half of respondents (47 percent) say their organizations do not offer leadership dev... 
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04/03/15Korn Ferry Study Identifies Leadership Challenges Being Coached Most Often
Study Also Identifies Top Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Volatility and Uncertainty LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today released results of a global study that shows the importance of executive coaching and the impact it has on organizational success. Korn Ferry surveyed more than 200 coaches from around the globe who are part of Kor... 
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04/03/15Futurestep Expands North American Search Practice to Support Industrial Sector Growth
New leaders will support increased demand for talent in industrial market LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2015-- Futurestep, a Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) company specializing in high-impact recruitment solutions, today announced the appointment of two strategic hires for its North American business. Jonathan Tedesco joins as Sector Leader of Utilities, while Simon Revere takes on the position of Supply Chain Practice Leader. ... 
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04/02/15Futurestep Enhances RPO Offering with Intellectual Property and Innovation
Cutting-edge solutions customized to meet clients’ unique business needs LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2015-- Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in high-impact talent solutions, today announced several initiatives designed to ensure its Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) clients have a well-rounded talent acquisition strategy, helping them to not only find the best talent now but positioning them... 
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04/02/15Transitioning Veterans Participate in Intensive Military to Civilian Leadership Transformation Program
To Date, More than 200 Veterans Have Participated in the Exelis and Korn Ferry-Sponsored Initiative MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2015-- Through its employee volunteer service program Exelis Action Corps, aerospace and defense company Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has partnered with Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, to host the fourth cohort of the Leveraging Military Leadership Program (LMLP). This... 
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03/31/15Tejas Maniar Joins Korn Ferry
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 31, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Tejas Maniar has joined as Principal in the firm’s Digital Practice. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s San Francisco office. Mr. Maniar joins Korn Ferry from Google where he was the Head of Online Channels and Leadership Effectiveness. He led a digital marketing, strategy and analytics organization tha... 
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03/30/15Bernard F. Godley Joins Korn Ferry
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 30, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Bernard F. Godley, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS will join the firm in Houston as a Senior Client Partner in the Academic Medicine Practice. “We are pleased that Dr. Godley will be joining Korn Ferry,” said Doug Charles, President, Americas, Korn Ferry. “Dr. Godley brings to our firm an impeccable medical backgr... 
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03/25/15Ronald Porter Joins Korn Ferry’s Global Human Resources Center of Expertise
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 25, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Ronald Porter has joined the firm’s Global Human Resources Center of Expertise. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s New York office. Mr. Porter joins Korn Ferry from a global search firm, where for the past nine years he has served top-tier clients across multiple industries and markets recruiting Chief ... 
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03/19/15Joseph McCabe Joins Korn Ferry’s Global Human Resources Center of Expertise
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Joseph McCabe has joined the firm’s Global Human Resources Center of Expertise. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s Boston office. Mr. McCabe joins Korn Ferry from a global recruiting firm. Throughout his career, he has held various senior line human resources positions within the financial services, con... 
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03/18/15Jeremy Zeman Joins Korn Ferry’s Financial Services Practice
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 18, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Jeremy Zeman has joined the firm’s Financial Services Practice. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s Chicago office. Mr. Zeman brings to Korn Ferry nearly 15 years of financial services-focused search experience. Mr. Zeman’s broad financial services acumen includes working closely with C-su... 
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03/17/15John Davitt Joins Korn Ferry’s Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 17, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that John Davitt has joined the firm as a member of the Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise. Mr. Davitt will be based out of Korn Ferry’s New York office. Mr. Davitt brings to Korn Ferry more than 20 years of executive search experience, and is a recognized expert and leading consultant in procurement,... 
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03/11/15Global Korn Ferry Succession Study Points to Reasons Why Promotions Fail
Report Offers Ways beyond Current Performance to Identify Leadership Potential LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today released the second report in its “Succession Matters” series. An in-depth global study used as the basis of the report shows that only half of respondents (51 percent) are confident that their organization knows which candidates they should ... 
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03/09/15Korn Ferry International Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results of Operations
Highlights - Korn Ferry reports fee revenue of $249.5 million in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 3.0% (6.8% on a constant currency basis), from Q3 FY'14, with increases realized across all segments on a constant currency basis: Futurestep 21.4 % Leadership and Talent Consulting 5.8 % Executive Recruitment 3.5 % - Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 120 basis points to 15.7% in Q3 FY'15 compared to 14.5% in Q3 FY'14. - Q3 FY'15 and Q3 FY'14 diluted earnings per share was $0.46 and $0... 
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03/05/15Futurestep Survey Finds Compensation One of the Least Important Factors for Recruiting Millennial Talent
Young Professionals More Motivated by Ability to Make an Impact, Career Progression Opportunities and the Alignment of Company Values LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2015-- Futurestep, a Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) company specializing in high-impact recruitment solutions, today announced results of an executive study that shows the top considerations for attracting and retaining Millennial employees and recruits. When as... 
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03/04/15Korn Ferry International Declares First Quarterly Cash Dividend Under Its Recently Adopted Dividend Policy
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2015-- The Board of Directors of Korn Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend, which is payable on Thursday, April 9, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, marks the first dividend declared under the Company’s recently adopted quarterly dividend p... 
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03/03/15Korn Ferry to Report Quarterly Earnings via Live Webcast on March 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 3, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that the firm will be conducting a conference call and simultaneous live webcast to investors to report Q3 fiscal year 2015 earnings on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm EDT. The call and webcast will be hosted by Gary Burnison, Chief Executive Officer and Robert Rozek, Chief Financial Officer. ... 
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03/02/15Executive Survey Finds a Lack of Focus on Diversity and Inclusion Key Factor in Employee Turnover
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today released executive survey results showcasing the importance of diversity and inclusion programs. While the survey shows that nearly three quarters of respondents (70 percent) say their organizations have diversity and inclusion programs in place, the vast majority of respondents (84 percent) say a lack of attention o... 
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03/02/15Korn Ferry Completes Acquisition of Executive Development Firm, Pivot Leadership
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pivot Leadership, a global provider of innovative, customized and scalable executive development programs. “We are pleased to announce the completion of Korn Ferry’s acquisition of Pivot Leadership,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry. “Pivot brings to Korn Fer... 
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02/23/15James Bright to Join Korn Ferry
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today announced that James Bright will be joining the firm’s London office as a Senior Client Partner with responsibility for developing the Global Commodities Practice. Mr. Bright will be joining Korn Ferry from a global recruiting firm and brings to the firm deep expertise derived from a career that has spanned co... 
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02/12/15Korn Ferry Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Executive Development Firm, Pivot Leadership
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pivot Leadership, a global provider of innovative, customized and scalable executive development programs. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close March 1, 2015. Pivot Leadership helps comp... 
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02/09/15Douglas Madden Joins Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today announced that Douglas Madden has joined the firm as a Senior Client Partner in the Global Technology Practice. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Madden joins Korn Ferry from another executive search firm, where he worked closely with top enterprise software, hardware, computer n... 
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02/04/15Comprehensive Global Korn Ferry Study Shows Only One Third of Executives are Satisfied with Succession Management Outcomes
Key Findings Show Less than One-Quarter say they have a Solid Pipeline of “Ready Now” Candidates and Organizations are Over-Reliant on External Hires LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today unveiled results of a comprehensive, global executive study on succession management. The study and corresponding report point to an alarming rat... 
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02/02/15Mehrab Deboo Joins Korn Ferry in Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today announced that Mehrab Deboo has joined the firm as a core member of the Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise. Mr. Deboo will be based out of Korn Ferry’s Chicago office. Mr. Deboo brings more than twelve years of executive search experience, having successfully developed and managed searches in operations, sup... 
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01/13/15Louis Montgomery Jr. Joins Korn Ferry as Principal
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today announced that Louis Montgomery Jr. has joined the firm as Principal. He will be a core member of Korn Ferry’s Global Human Resources Practice. Mr. Montgomery will be based out of Korn Ferry’s Northern Virginia office. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Montgomery served as Senior Managing Director at a bou... 
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01/12/15Caroline Jellinck Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2015-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today announced that Caroline Jellinck has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner. She will be a core member of Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice, and Board & CEO Services Practice. Ms. Jellinck will be based out of Korn Ferry’s Vancouver office. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Jellinck lived in France. U... 
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