Form: 8-K

Current report filing

July 19, 2023

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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 13, 2023




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-14505   95-2623879

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1500

Los Angeles, California 90067

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 552-1834



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   KFY   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On July 13, 2023, Byrne Mulrooney notified Korn Ferry (the “Company”) of his resignation from the Company, and, effective July 19, 2023 (the “Transition Date”), Mr. Mulrooney will step down as Chief Executive Officer, Recruitment Process Outsourcing & Digital. Mr. Mulrooney’s final day of employment has not yet been determined. In accordance with the terms of Mr. Mulrooney’s employment agreement, he will remain employed for up to 90 days to assist with the smooth transition of his duties and responsibilities.

Effective as of the Transition Date, Jeanne MacDonald will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer, Recruitment Process Outsourcing.

In addition, Mathias Herzog will assume leadership of the Company’s Digital Solution.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

A copy of a press release announcing Ms. MacDonald and Mr. Herzog in their respective roles is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





Exhibit 99.1    Press Release, dated July 19, 2023.
Exhibit 104    The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: July 19, 2023    

/s/ Jonathan Kuai

    Name:   Jonathan Kuai
    Title:   General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Managing Director – ESG & Business Affairs