Company Info: Korn/Ferry International
Web site: www.kornferry.com
Address: 1835 Market St., Suite 2000, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Advice: Quickly understand the importance of competitive differentiation; know what you don’t know and build a great team; realize that the acquisition, motivation, training, and retention of talent on a global scale will separate the winners from the losers.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Record of performance (shareholder value), grounded, well-rounded, disciplined, focused, global mindset.
Sector specialization: All industries and sectors
Job function specialization: Board directors, CEOs, senior executives
Geographical Focus: Global
Companies I often recruit for: Tyco; 3M; Northrop Grumman; GlaxoSmithKline; Sprint Nextel/Embarq
Favorite historical figure: Winston Churchill
Education: Univ. of Delaware, BA 1971 and MA 1973; Univ. of Maryland, PhD 1977; Fellow, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1978; IOP Fellow, Harvard Univ., 1982
Employment history: Korn/Ferry, Senior Client Partner, 2007; Spencer Stuart, Partner, Board Member, and Vice-Chairman, 1988-2007; Univ. of Delaware, VP, 1986-88; Hay Management Consultants, Managing Director, 1984-86; Governor Pierre S. Du Pont IV, Secretary of Labor/Industry, 1980-84
Other interests: Skiing, scuba diving, triathlons
Professional/Membership Affiliations: American Arbitration Assn.; Founder, G100, CEO Academy and Chairman Academy; Founder, CEO 100
Experience in executive search consulting: 20 years
High Profile Placement: Ed Breen, CEO, and entire board, Tyco International, 2002
Other paths I might have pursued: Entrepreneur
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Public policy on trade issues and the global flow and cost of capital.