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John J. Keller Joins Korn/Ferry's CEO & Board Services Team

April 27, 2009
LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that John J. Keller has joined its New York office as a Senior Client Partner and core member of the firm's CEO & Board Services Practice. He is also a member of the Financial Officers Center of Expertise.

Mr. Keller specializes in CEO, C-level executive and board recruiting and succession planning. He has conducted prominent searches, including the CEOs of Sprint Nextel, NCR, Qwest and MCI Worldcom. He joins Korn/Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where for more than a decade he was a practice leader and strategic advisor to clients in the global Technology, Communications, Media and Private Equity sectors.

"Superior leadership is required now more than ever to help organizations navigate these turbulent waters," said Bob Damon, president of North America for Korn/Ferry. "John is simply one of the best in the CEO recruiting space, and his appointment will lend immediate and significant strength to our CEO & Board Services Practice."

Mr. Keller's appointment to Korn/Ferry's CEO & Board Services Practice further elevates the core team's expertise, which includes recruiting, board and CEO succession planning, and board assessment. He joins a highly seasoned team of CEO and board consultants, including four former CEOs, who have placed more than 150 Fortune 500 CEOs and scores of directors.

"Korn/Ferry is the industry's biggest, most productive player; it is very well managed financially as a public company, and it has assembled the broadest, most powerful array of services in the industry," said Mr. Keller. "This has positioned Korn/Ferry as the global talent management leader, and its assets, including world-class search, assessment and coaching services, will bring the most strategic benefit to our clients."

Prior to entering the executive recruitment industry, Mr. Keller spent 25 years as an award-winning business and technology industry journalist for publications such as The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. His stories garnered top awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, as well as nominations for the Pulitzer Prize from the Journal's editors.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with more than 90 offices in 40 countries, 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. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit

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