William P. Kistler Joins Korn/Ferry's Real Estate Practice as Senior Client Partner
LONDON, Oct 04, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that William P. Kistler has joined the Firm as a Senior Client Partner and a leader in the U.K. and EMEA Real Estate Practice. Based in London, he will contribute his real estate and search experience to clients throughout the region.
Mr. Kistler brings to the Firm strong credentials and more than 30 years of hands on, international real estate experience while working closely with global and entrepreneurial organisations. He joins Korn/Ferry from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he served as President, EMEA & India for six years. ULI is the real estate industry's leading professional organisation, with 30,000 members in 92 countries. Prior to joining ULI, Mr. Kistler co-founded an international boutique real estate search firm, and managed its EMEA platform.
"Real estate is an important industry, locally and globally, impacting the strategies of organisations of all types, across all industries. In joining and enhancing the Korn/Ferry team, Bill will be putting his unique perspective, problem-solving ability and extensive contacts at the service of our clients," said Bernard S. Zen-Ruffinen, president of EMEA for Korn/Ferry International.
"With Bill's involvement, our fully integrated global real estate practice will offer our clients even deeper and more varied industry expertise and relationships. We are excited to have his perspective and contributions, which will be a strong benefit to our clients," said Anthony J. LoPinto, senior client partner and real estate practice head, North America, for Korn/Ferry International.
"I'm delighted to be joining Korn/Ferry. The firm provides unique market reach, industry expertise and, diversified solutions that help clients achieve their goals," said William P. Kistler. "As the market recovers and real estate organisations begin to rebuild and capitalise on emerging opportunities, human capital management will be a top priority."
Before launching his search career, Mr. Kistler held executive positions in Europe with The Walt Disney Company and IBM.He received a bachelor's of science degree in architecture from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of IBM's international executive program and advanced management institute.
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