Bret M. Fishkind Joins Futurestep to Lead the Newly-Formed Sports Division

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in high- impact talent solutions, today announced that Bret M. Fishkind has joined Futurestep as a Managing Consultant and will launch its sports practice focusing on mid-level and emerging talent.

Bret M. Fishkind has been a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry, where he was a member of the firm's Global Sports Practice, led by industry pioneer Jed Hughes, and its Board & CEO Services Practice for the past seven years. He has worked on C-suite and Board level placements at companies such as Amgen, Molson Coors Brewing, Phillips 66, and Sprint, among others. He also has completed numerous assignments with major sports leagues, teams, conferences, and leading colleges and universities.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Fishkind was the Director of Corporate Partnerships for the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. He was responsible for generating revenue with local, regional and national companies through media partnerships, promotions, ticket sales, suites and hospitality.

Before his time with the Phoenix Coyotes, Mr. Fishkind worked with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, where he was responsible for corporate suite inventory and premium seating locations. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Arizona and holds an MBA from Arizona State University.

“Bret Fishkind is an outstanding professional and has been an integral part of our global team's ability to generate winning results for our sports clients,” said Jed Hughes, vice chair and leader of Korn Ferry’s Global Sports Practice. "His experience in sports and entertainment will help build the emerging leaders practice for Futurestep’s new sports practice, where he will focus on assignments for companies looking to the next generation of sports and entertainment leaders. I'm sure his efforts will meet with success in this new role.”

"We are proud to have Bret join Futurestep and will benefit from his experience both in the world of sports and the Board & CEO Services practice at Korn Ferry,” said William Sebra, President, North America and Global Search, Futurestep. "His joining us will broaden our spectrum of offerings and help build a robust sports practice here at Futurestep."

About Futurestep

Futurestep is the global industry leader in high-impact talent acquisition solutions, offering fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their specific recruitment needs. As a Korn Ferry Company, Futurestep meets a variety of talent acquisition requirements, including searches for mid-career and specialized talent. The firm brings the experience, intellectual property and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. A trusted resource for securing emerging leaders, Futurestep has 1,200 professionals at 80 offices in 40 countries throughout the world and has successful relationships with one in three Fortune 100 companies.

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