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Melanie Kusin Joins Korn/Ferry International's New York Office

December 14, 2009
NEW YORK, Dec 14, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Melanie Kusin has joined its New York office as a Vice Chairman and Senior Client Partner in the Firm's Board & CEO Services practice.

Ms. Kusin joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where she most recently served as Vice Chairman. She previously was Global Managing Partner for the Consumer Practice.

Ms. Kusin's search practice focuses on recruiting CEO's and Board members to lead Global Consumer organizations in the public and private sector across product, retailing and hospitality markets.

"With Melanie, we welcome one of the most prominent consultants in the global consumer market to our Firm," said Gary D. Burnison, chief executive officer of Korn/Ferry. "Her extensive experience, industry knowledge and relationships will allow Korn/Ferry to deliver the highest levels of service and excellence to our clients."

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ms. Kusin was with Ogilvy & Mather and another leading international executive recruiter.

Ms. Kusin earned her undergraduate degree in English literature from Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans and an MBA in marketing and finance from Tulane Graduate Business School.

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 celebrating 40 years in business. 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 Korn/Ferry International

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