NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2015--
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and
talent, today announced that Andrew I. Montag and Anna Hodge Murphy have
joined the firm’s Sports Practice, which is led by industry pioneer Jed
“Our practice has grown tremendously in the past three years, and we are
adding incredible talent with outstanding sports pedigrees to our
worldwide team,” said Jed Hughes, vice chair and leader of Korn Ferry’s
Global Sports Practice.
"Andrew Montag and Anna Murphy have literally grown up in the sports
business and have built impressive resumes in a relatively short period
of time,” Hughes added. "We are proud to bring the next generation of
sports talent to Korn Ferry.”
A 2015 graduate of the University of Michigan
with a B.A. in Sport Management, Mr. Montag was a James B. Angell
Scholar Recipient and received university honors for academic
achievement. He was director of member relations for the school's Sport
Business Association and captain of the Michigan Club Lacrosse team.
In 2014, Mr. Montag worked as a marketing intern for the NBA. His
responsibilities included scheduling draftee appearances and a social
responsibility event in New York prior to the NBA Draft. He also
conducted an in-depth marketing research project aimed at maximizing
attendance at the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto and presented to
40 league executives. Prior to that, Mr. Montag was a player development
student associate for the New York Knicks, for whom he worked directly
with the front office and player personnel department. He aided in NBA
draft research and helped manage and analyze prospective draft-pick
In 2012, Mr. Montag worked for NBC Olympics as a shot selector and
highlight producer. During the Games, he was part of a team that logged
and cut 3,500+ hours of Summer Olympic highlights for NBCOlympics.com.
He has also been a production assistant and a blogger for the NHL
Network and a contributor to Bleacher Report. Mr. Montag is an avid
golfer with a 9 handicap. His father, Sandy Montag, is one of the
country's most powerful agents in sports.
A graduate of Northwestern University with a BA
in Communication Studies, Ms. Murphy joins Korn Ferry from the Institute
of Creative Technologies at USC, where she was a research coordinator.
In this role, she transcribed, coded and analyzed highly-sensitive
survey and interview data. Ms. Murphy also led two DOD and NIH-funded
experiments coordinating over 120 participants for the lab’s studies on
the impact of technology on psychological assessments and skills
Previously, Ms. Murphy worked for Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Live as a
broadcast associate. She led the production of graphics for daily news
and statistics in the control room and strengthened Fox Sports 1's
graphical style guide. Ms. Murphy also produced nightly teases, music
videos, and in-house features. Prior to her stint at Fox Sports 1, she
was an interactive sales, marketing and business development intern for
NBC Chicago, where she implemented social media contests for clients.
Ms. Murphy studied at the Universidad de Sevilla's immersive
Spanish Language program and is a professional horseback rider. Her
father, Mark Murphy, is President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers.
Korn Ferry's best-in-class approach has been statistically proven to
generate winning results for its clients. Top national and international
intercollegiate and professional sports entities trust Korn Ferry’s
proven talent leadership solutions. The firm's recent sports placements
include the SEC Commissioner, MLB Commissioner, University of Missouri
Athletic Director, University of Michigan Head Football Coach,
University of Florida Head Football Coach, University of Texas Men’s
Basketball Head Coach, Atlanta United FC President, NBA Development
League President, and the COO of NFL International, among many others.
About Korn Ferry
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us to recruit world-class leaders. Today, we are their partner in
designing organizational strategy and developing their people to achieve
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