Andrew B. Lipsher Joins Korn/Ferry As Senior Client Partner In The Consumer Practice

 Andrew B. Lipsher Joins Korn/Ferry As Senior Client Partner In The Consumer

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:
KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today
announced that Andrew B. Lipsher has joined the Firm as a Senior Client
Parter in the Global Consumer Practice with a focus on global media
convergence, technology, media and entertainment, digital media and consumer
internet. He will be based in Korn/Ferry's New York City office.

Mr. Lipsher joins Korn/Ferry from Clear Channel Media Holdings, where he was
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development with global responsibility for
M&A, corporate development, strategy and capital deployment for the $6.2
billion radio and outdoor advertising business. Mr. Lipsher's career has
spanned nearly 20 years of media and entertainment and digital media and
technology corporate development, strategy, M&A and investment. His
experiences have covered all aspects of the business including investment
activities (private equity and venture), M&A, strategic planning, new business
development, technology, operating and Board level activities, restructurings
and divestitures. Mr. Lipsher has worked closely with C-Suite executives and
senior management to help set, plan and execute strategies and objectives.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Korn/Ferry. With a global footprint, strong
industry expertise and proprietary intellectual property, the Firm is uniquely
positioned to help clients achieve their goals," said Lipsher. "With digital
becoming a more prominent and required part of the C-Suite conversation across
all industries and functions, the opportunity to integrate assessment and
executive recruiting to offer the preeminent talent management solution is

"Drew brings to Korn/Ferry top-notch credentials, strong relationships and
hands-on experience in the digital media and entertainment space," said
Tierney Remick, Global Market Managing Director of Korn/Ferry's Global
Consumer Practice. "As our consumer practice continues to evolve to meet the
dynamic talent management needs of clients in the digital media and
entertainment market, Drew's experience will be a strong fit."

"Drew is passionate about the issues and talent implications facing the
evolving digital media and entertainment landscape," said Bob Damon,
Korn/Ferry International president of North America. "His wide ranging
experience and keen insights on the talent-driven trends that are impacting
this market will be strongly embraced by our clients. I'm excited that he is
joining Korn/Ferry." 

"Our clients have an urgent need for talent and talent management solutions to
meet the demands driven by the changingand converging digital, media,
entertainment and technology platforms," said Bill Simon, Head of Korn/Ferry's
Media and Entertainment Practice. "Drew has deep industry roots and expertise
across these multiple platforms that will provide immediate value add to our

Prior to Clear Channel, Mr. Lipsher was a Partner at Greycroft LLC, a digital
media venture capital fund. At Greycroft, Lipsher focused on deal sourcing,
due diligence and investments and worked closely with portfolio companies. He
took an active role in managing the firm and was instrumental in fundraising.
Before Greycroft, he was the Head of M&A, Corporate Development and
Administration for Interscope Geffen A&M Records ("IGA"), a division of the
Universal Music Group. He worked closely with senior management to identify
and structure strategic opportunities related to, but outside of the core
music business including technology, film, fashion, and television investments
and partnerships as well as participating in day-to-day operations.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Lipsher held senior executive roles at News
Corporation, BMG Entertainment (a division of Bertelsmann AG) and Warner Music
Group (then a division of Time Warner) where he focused on corporate
development, M&A and investment activities. After leaving Warner Music, he
joined Maroley Media Group, the private equity firm founded by the former
Chairman and CEO of Warner Music where he led the investment efforts.

Mr. Lipsher received a Bachelor's degree from Yale University and a Master's
in Business Administration from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of
Management. Mr. Lipsher is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Becket Chimney Corners YMCA and The Berkshire Outdoor Center, and a member of
the Digital Media Board of Directors of the UJA. He remains an active advisor
to early stage digital media companies.

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
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