Korn Ferry Completes Acquisition of Executive Development Firm, Pivot Leadership

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 Ferry strong executive learning capabilities, with talented people who are passionate about what they do. We look forward to leveraging their expertise and solutions to further help our clients with their strategies, growth plans and leadership development initiatives for senior executives around the world.”

About Korn Ferry

At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Visit http://www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn Ferry, and http://www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Korn Ferry
Dan Gugler, 310-226-2645

Source: Korn Ferry