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Bryan Ackermann Joins Korn/Ferry International As CIO

June 3, 2013

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Bryan Ackermann has joined Korn/Ferry as CIO.

Mr. Ackermann will be responsible for Korn/Ferry'sGlobal Information Technology Group, overseeing the firm's global systems, infrastructure, information security and business intelligence, among other key areas of the organization's IT platform.

Mr. Ackermann will also be responsible for exploring new and emerging technologies that will continue to serve as a platform of the future for Korn/Ferry and the services it provides to clients.

"Bryan brings to Korn/Ferry strong technology and leadership credentials, a deep understanding of the complex issues impacting our industry and a passion for innovation that will help further propel our firm as Korn/Ferry continues to define a new market for leadership and talent management," said Gary D. Burnison, CEO, Korn/Ferry International. "I look forward to working with Bryan as we continue to build a world-class technology and information sharing platform to enhance the speed, accuracy and value we deliver for clients."      

Mr. Ackermann was previously the CIO of Adecco, North America. Prior to Adecco, Mr. Ackermann was at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 16 years, where he held multiple senior level roles. As a Partner he led the Americas IT Architecture and Infrastructure practice, working with clients in the consumer and industrial products industries.

Mr. Ackermann also served as Director for IBM's Center for Business Optimization offering and has vast experience as an IT consultant with significant expertise in the management of large global systems implementations.

Mr. Ackermann has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University and completed an executive education program at Harvard Business School.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers solutions and resources that help clients cultivate greatness through the design, building and attraction of their talent. Visit for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and for thought leadership, intellectual property, and research.

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