LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2015--
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and
talent, today announced that Chad Hesters has joined the firm as
Managing Director of the Houston office and a Senior Client Partner in
the Energy Practice.
Mr. Hesters joins Korn Ferry from the Houston office of a global
recruiting firm, where he served as a Sector Leader in the Natural
“Chad is a strong leader who brings to Korn Ferry deep experience and
relationships while serving many of the top global energy companies,”
said Doug Charles, President, Americas, Korn Ferry. “His understanding
of the talent and leadership issues impacting this dynamic market will
be a strong benefit to our clients, many of whom are increasingly
looking to innovate, grow and evolve their organizations through their
Throughout his career, Mr. Hesters has developed a strong reputation in
executive search, having placed multiple senior level executives across
the C-suite at publicly-traded, private equity-operated and family-owned
He has worked closely with senior executives and board members at
leading global oil and gas companies, supporting their talent management
needs across a broad spectrum of sectors, including exploration &
production, services, midstream, refining, infrastructure, engineering &
construction and trading.
Prior to his executive search experience, Mr. Hesters served at Shell
Oil/Motiva and Hunt Oil, focused on upstream and downstream segments.
While at these companies, he served in a broad spectrum of areas,
including finance, strategic planning, capital projects and business
Mr. Hesters started his career as an intelligence officer in the U.S.
Navy, where for seven years he served in the Middle East, North Africa,
Southwest Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Mr. Hesters graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in forestry
and renewable natural resources, and he holds an MBA in finance from the
University of Colorado. He currently serves on the board of several
Houston-based community organizations.
About Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is the preeminent authority on leadership and talent. For
nearly half a century, clients have trusted us to recruit world-class
leaders. Today, we are their partner in designing organizational
strategy and developing their people to achieve unimaginable success.
For more information, visit www.kornferry.com.
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