Jon Barney Joins Korn Ferry Hay Group as Senior Client Partner

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that Jon Barney joined the firm as Senior Client Partner. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s Washington D.C. office and will lead the firm’s advisory services for Defense Aerospace in North America.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Barney was a managing director at Avascent, where he oversaw engagements for their market leading aerospace, defense, government services and technology clients worldwide. His areas of focus included global strategy expansion, M&A, organization design, innovation and adjacent market strategies.

Mr. Barney has extensive experience in multiple senior leadership, strategy, and talent management roles at global search and consulting firms in the industrial, aviation, aerospace and defense sectors.

“Jon is an excellent addition to our advisory leadership team and has a world-class reputation for driving business outcomes in this sector,” said Mark Arian, CEO, Korn Ferry Hay Group.

Yannick Binvel, President of Korn Ferry’s Global Industrial market, said “Jon brings years of experience with people and strategy consulting in the defense, aerospace and industrial sectors. He has developed unique relationships with senior leaders and has a reputation of excellence. These traits, combined with a truly creative approach to the business, will be major assets in addressing our clients’ most pressing people and organization concerns.”

Mr. Barney holds a B.S. with honors in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He is a published author and speaker on business strategy at global venues such as the World Economic Forum and The Aspen Institute.

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