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Catherine McCarthy Joins Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting as Managing Principal

June 7, 2011

LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, announces Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D., has joined as Managing Principal for Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting in the firm's Atlanta office.

Dr. McCarthy has more than fifteen years experience working with senior executives of global Fortune 500 companies, focusing on design and development of world-class leadership development programs.

"Catherine is a highly respected business consultant and author with a strong track record of building and delivering high-impact leadership programs for global organizations," said Lewis Rusen, president of Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) for North America. "She brings exceptional client relationship skills to our team."

Most recently, Dr. McCarthy was chief operating officer at The Energy Project, a leadership development consulting firm. Previously, she held leadership roles for several consulting firms.

Dr. McCarthy has co-authored Leading at the edge: Leadership lessons from the extraordinary saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition (AMACOM, 2000). She also contributed to Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live (Free Press, May 2010) and Manage Energy Not Time: The Science of Stamina (Harvard Business Review, October 2007).

"I am very pleased to have Catherine join our Atlanta team," said Peter Uher, senior partner for LTC in Atlanta. "Her experience in working with senior teams to address substantial organizational change across a variety of industries makes Catherine a great fit for Korn/Ferry and adds tremendous capability to our organization and for our clients."

Dr. McCarthy holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Princeton University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from The Illinois Institute of Technology. She completed her doctorate fellowship at Yale University Medical School and has published several thought leadership articles in leading publications, including Harvard Business Review.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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