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Futurestep Appoints William Sebra as President, North America

April 5, 2011

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE: KFY), today announced that it has appointed William (Bill) Sebra as President of its North American business. Mr. Sebra will be responsible for continuing to grow the company's successful Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), consulting and retained search services across the United States and Canada.

Mr. Sebra joins Futurestep from RiseSmart where he created a new RPO service line to complement the existing outplacement business. He previously served as President of Bartech Government Solutions and President and CEO of Kenexa Government Solutions (formerly Knowledge Workers, Inc.).

Mr. Sebra is a pioneer in the RPO and talent acquisition industry and has founded/co-founded three successful businesses: Knowledge Workers, Inc., a technology-enabled human capital solutions company, which grew to 160 people before purchased by Kenexa; The Wilshire Group, a contingency and executive search firm, specializing in the defense/intelligence marketplace; and Destech Corporation a software development company that built automated picture database management systems for the CIA. His career covers both public and private sectors and spans the past twenty-five years, beginning with service in the United States Air Force where he worked for the Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Systems.

"I am delighted Bill is joining Futurestep. His experience and vision will be of significant value as we further grow our North American business," said Byrne Mulrooney, chief executive officer of Futurestep. "In the last twelve months, we have made significant investment in our global infrastructure, process and capabilities. Furthermore, Bill is the most recent of a number of highly experienced individuals choosing to join the business. Futurestep is in a strong position to address the challenges of talent acquisition and management for clients worldwide."

Bob Damon, president, North America, Korn/Ferry added, "Bill is a seasoned leader with a track record of developing innovative RPO solutions coupled with flawless execution. He is a terrific addition to the Futurestep business and will be a great asset to the North American Management team."

About Futurestep

Futurestep is a Korn/Ferry Company and a leading global talent acquisition solutions provider, helping companies build and implement strategies for improving their talent acquisition operations. Key areas of focus include Talent Acquisition Consulting, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Project-based Recruitment and Mid-Level Recruitment. With operations on four continents, Futurestep provides the experience and expertise to address the most pressing talent acquisition challenges facing companies today. To learn more, visit

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 for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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