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Kelly Cartwright Named Vice President and General Manager of The Newman Group, a Futurestep Company

July 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) and leader in strategic talent acquisition solutions today announced that Kelly Cartwright has been named as Vice President and General Manager of The Newman Group, a Futurestep Company.

Founded in 1998 and acquired by Futurestep in 2007, The Newman Group is a leading U.S. provider of talent management consulting services to enterprise organizations. The organization's clients including more than one third of the Fortune 100, and its consulting services form the backbone of Futurestep's Talent Management Consulting Solutions in the U.S.

In her role, Ms. Cartwright will provide strategic direction and oversee the continuing development and growth of The Newman Group. Ms. Cartwright has extensive experience in multiple roles across the organization and deep industry expertise in human capital and talent management. In her previous role as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Strategy, she led the evolution of Futurestep's brand as an RPO provider. Prior to that, Ms. Cartwright led marketing and business development for The Newman Group, playing a key role in the organization's growth and success.

"Kelly has been an integral part of The Newman Group's growth as a provider of talent management consulting services," said Ed Newman, founder of The Newman Group and Leader of Futurestep U.S. "With her extensive experience, The Newman Group has the leadership it needs to grow and succeed in today's talent consulting marketplace." As leader of Futurestep U.S., Ed Newman will continue to play a key role in continuing the strategic direction, developing thought leadership and reinforcing the industry and customer relationships that have made The Newman Group succeed over the past decade.

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 The Newman Group

The Newman Group, a Futurestep Company, is a leading provider of talent management consulting services for today's global enterprises, including one out of three Global 1000 companies. Our consultants combine next practice vision, practical solutions, and an unparalleled level of commitment and integrity to help our clients translate their talent management strategies into measurable business impact. 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, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Futurestep; Korn/Ferry International

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