Korn/Ferry Announces Corporate Leadership Appointment and Promotions
LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2007 -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced several corporate leadership changes, effective immediately.
Don Spetner, who has served as Korn/Ferry's Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since 2000, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, a newly-created role within the firm. Mr. Spetner will oversee strategic corporate initiatives including the monetization of Korn/Ferry's intellectual property, the formation of new products and solutions, and the integration of future investments. He will also continue to selectively conduct executive searches as a member of the firm's External Affairs Center of Expertise.
Michael Distefano, who joined the firm in 2001 as Chief Marketing Officer of Futurestep (a Korn/Ferry company) and has for the past five years served as Korn/Ferry's Vice President of Global Marketing, has assumed the role as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Moving forward, Mr. Distefano will lead marketing, public relations, branding and internal communications efforts across the firm globally.
Brian Suh has joined Korn/Ferry as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, also a newly-created role. He comes from Countrywide Financial Corp. where he held the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. Previously Mr. Suh was Vice President, Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions of Fidelity National Financial.
“These leadership changes will allow us to further align the firm's corporate resources against our worldwide objectives, as we continue to pragmatically transform Korn/Ferry into a diversified talent management solutions firm,” said Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International. “Don and Mike both have a deep understanding of our brand, strategy, culture and people and will be able to make an even greater contribution in their new roles, and we are certain that Brian's appointment will help us deepen and broaden the Korn/Ferry offerings to clients.”
All three executives will be based in the firm's global headquarters in Los Angeles.
About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with more than 80 offices in 39 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 identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit www.kornferry.com.
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