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Korn/Ferry International Names New Head of Financial Services Market

January 22, 2008
                     Mike Franzino to Take on Global Role

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Mike Franzino has been named Global Markets Managing Director (GMMD), Financial Markets, effective immediately. Based in New York, Mr. Franzino will lead the Global Financial Services business through its network of 80 offices worldwide with the clear goal of becoming the industry's leading provider. Rob Grandy, who held the GMMD position, will relocate to Hong Kong to head up the Firm's Financial Services and Board Consulting business in Asia Pacific. He will assume responsibilities for the Regional Market Leader role previously held by David Hui, who will remain with the firm and help transition the role to Rob over the next three months.

Mr. Franzino joined Korn/Ferry in 2007 from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as Chairman, Global Markets. He has more than 20 years of experience in executive recruitment and has successfully completed senior-level search assignments for a wide range of clients in financial services. At his previous firm, Mr. Franzino was responsible for leading the Global Financial Services Practice, as well as overseeing all of the industry and functional practices.

"We are truly fortunate to have these talented leaders at the firm," said Chief Executive Officer Gary Burnison. "Mike's deep industry expertise and expansive global network provides us a tremendous opportunity to build on the already extraordinary growth we have seen in our Financial Market. We are delighted to have Mike in this role."

Mr. Franzino is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a bachelor's of science degree in civil engineering. After graduation, Mr. Franzino served five years as an Infantry Officer with the United States Army, First Infantry Division.

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

SOURCE  Korn/Ferry International
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    /CONTACT:  Anneli Ballard of Korn-Ferry International, +1-212-984-9350,
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