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Eric Pikus Joins Korn/Ferry as Global Head of Consumer and Commercial Banking

August 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Eric Pikus has joined its New York office as Global Head, Consumer and Commercial Banking of the firm's Financial Services Practice and member of the CEO & Board Services Practice.

Mr. Pikus joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as North American Managing Partner of the Diversified Financial Services Practice. Mr. Pikus has extensive experience in the financial markets and has conducted senior-level search assignments and leadership assessment projects across all aspects of retail and commercial banking, consumer and commercial finance, mortgage banking, credit cards, transaction processing, payments, retail brokerage, investment management and real estate.

Throughout his career, Mr. Pikus has successfully completed high profile Board of Director, CEO, COO, CFO, CCO, CRO, and CMO searches for both regionally-based and globally-focused, Fortune 500 financial services organizations. He has also led prominent investors to operating and advisory talent.

"Eric has an impeccable track record in the financial services market and he will be a strong asset to Korn/Ferry's financial services team," said Michael Franzino, global market managing director of Korn/Ferry's Financial Services Market. "He is a widely respected professional who brings to our firm strong talent management knowledge and hands on, proven experience while working with widely respected financial services companies."

Mr. Pikus began his professional career in politics, heavily focused on research and campaign strategies on state and local levels. He earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Washington College.

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, develop, retain and sustain 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.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry International
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