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Alan C. Guarino Joins Korn/Ferry International as Senior Client Partner

October 30, 2007

LOS ANGELES, October 30, 2007 -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Alan C. Guarino has joined the firm as a Senior Client Partner and a member of the firm's Global Financial Market. He is based in the firm's New York office.

Mr. Guarino joins Korn/Ferry from New York-based Cornell International, which he founded as a start-up in 1993 and grew the business to a “top 40” executive search industry ranking nationally, before selling to Adecco in 2003. Mr. Guarino remained with the company as senior vice president of Adecco North America, and CEO of Cornell International, where he was in charge of the Cornell brand globally, until earlier this year. Most recently, Mr. Guarino has served as a non-executive chairman of Cornell-International while also working as an independent business consultant.

“Our Financial Market has experienced phenomenal growth over the past few years,” says Global Market Managing Director, Financial Market, Rob Grandy. “With Alan's extensive industry background, business acumen and innovative approach to the market, we can take our expertise to the next level and reinforce our commitment to unsurpassed service in the industry.”

Prior to founding Cornell International, Mr. Guarino spent five years on the management team of a regional staffing company in upstate New York and previously worked on Wall Street in securities operations. Earlier, Mr. Guarino served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. He attained the rank of captain and successfully commanded an armored cavalry troop before leaving the military.

Alan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1982 and earned his master's in business administration from Embry Riddle University while on active duty.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with more than 80 offices in 39 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions.Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit


Derek Fromson
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