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Korn/Ferry Expands Private Equity Practice Expertise With Three New Partners

August 6, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that three consultants have joined its private equity practice and will be based in the firm's New York office.

Joseph Healey joins Korn/Ferry from Sextant Search Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused on the alternative asset management space. Formerly Sextant's founder and Private Equity Practice leader, Mr. Healey has been named a Senior Client Partner and Co-Head of the Private Equity Center of Excellence. He will co-head the practice with Bob Damon, president of North America. Dr. Stephen Bochner, leader of Sextant's Private Equity and Healthcare Practices, has been named a Senior Client Partner in the Private Equity Center of Excellence, focusing on the Global Life Sciences Market. Jonathan Goldstein, a partner and founding member of Sextant, has been named a Client Partner in the Private Equity Center of Excellence and Global Financial Market.

"Joe, Steve and Jonathan's arrival lends significant weight to our expertise in private equity, alternative asset management and healthcare, further solidifying Korn/Ferry's preeminent position in these critical sectors," said Mr. Damon. "I am delighted that they are joining the team, and we welcome the contribution of their experience and deep domain knowledge."

Joseph Healey has spent 15 of the past 20 years in executive search advising private equity investment firms and other alternative asset managers on their talent management strategies. Representative clients include leveraged buyout and venture capital funds, private equity funds-of-funds, secondary investment firms and hedge funds. Mr. Healey has become one of the recognized authorities on the private equity recruiting market. Previously, he led the Global Private Equity Practice of TMP Worldwide and was a founding member of the Highland Search Group.

Stephen Bochner, MD focuses on the recruitment of private equity investment professionals and senior operating executives to financial sponsor-backed healthcare companies. He was a partner in Sextant's Private Equity and Healthcare Practices and earlier, a global practice leader at Highland Partners and TMP Worldwide Executive Search. Before entering executive search, Dr. Bochner was vice president in the Venture Capital Group at Robertson Stephens & Co. and held senior operating positions in two VC-financed healthcare companies. As a physician, he founded a private surgical practice and served on the Clinical Faculty at Stanford University Hospital.

Jonathan Goldstein brings more than a decade of experience in executive search and direct investing in the alternative asset management class to Korn/Ferry. He specializes in vice president and partner searches on behalf of private equity and other alternative asset management firms. Mr. Goldstein was a partner and founding member of Sextant and earlier, a consultant in the Private Equity Practice of TMP Worldwide. Previously, he was a vice president at Sun Capital Partners, a middle-market leveraged buyout group focusing on turnarounds and under-performing companies. Mr. Goldstein began his career working in the private equity markets of the former Soviet Union, where he was a fund manager with the AIG Brunswick Millennium Fund and New Century Holdings.

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