Top Sports Recruiter Will Be Senior Client Partner of the Firm’s
Global Sports Practice
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 12, 2014--
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent
consulting services, today announced that Liz Boardman has joined as
Senior Client Partner of the firm’s Sports Practice, which is led by
industry veteran Jed Hughes.
Boardman has led senior executive assignments for sports organizations,
major sports leagues, teams, conferences, and educational institutions.
Based in New York, Boardman also regularly works with foundations and
other nonprofits focused on sports, education, and wellness.
“I am honored to join Jed Hughes and grow the Global Sports Practice at
Korn Ferry,” said Boardman. “Under Jed's leadership, the firm has
successfully led searches at the pinnacle of the sports industry. Korn
Ferry is unparalleled in its ability to serve clients globally and to be
at the forefront of the evolution of sports.”
Boardman’s recent work includes searches for the Commissioner of the
nation’s largest collegiate sports conference, Chief Revenue Officer for
a top professional sports team, the Senior Vice President, Sponsorship
Sales for a major sports league, and the Chief Marketing Officer of an
“Liz Boardman is a rising star and brings an impressive skill set and
track record of accomplishment that she has developed through building
outstanding relationships with key leaders in the industry,” said Jed
Hughes, Vice Chair and Leader of Korn Ferry’s Global Sports Practice. “I
am thrilled in her being a core part of our continued effort to expand
our global sports practice. The credibility she has gained in the
industry in just two years is unparalleled.”
In a recent two-month span, Korn Ferry placed Houston Texans coach Bill
O'Brien, University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and head
coach Charlie Strong, Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson, USC
football coach Steve Sarkisian, and the new Pro Football Hall of Fame
President David Baker. Other recent high profile placements include: USC
basketball coach Andy Enfield, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid, New
York Jets GM John Idzik and President Neil Glat, Big 12 commissioner Bob
Bowlsby, and Portland Trail Blazers President Chris McGowan. Previous to
joining Korn Ferry in January 2012, Jed Hughes was responsible for
placing Pac 12 commissioner Larry Scott, USOC chief Scott Blackmun,
Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy, and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete
Carroll, GM John Schneider, and CEO Peter McLoughlin.
Boardman joins Korn Ferry from an international executive search firm.
Previously, she was business development and client relations director
for the Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm focused on serving
executives at the country’s leading higher education and health care
institutions. She began her career as a teaching fellow and coach with
the Coalition of Essential Schools, funded by the Gates Foundation.
Boardman received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her M.A. in
Leadership from Harvard University, where she was the recipient of the
Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership in Education Award and
Merit Scholarship. At Georgetown, she was a member of the varsity
women’s field hockey team.
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