Dennis Carey

Senior client partner, Korn/Ferry International

Company Info: Korn/Ferry International

Web site:

Address: 1835 Market St., Suite 2000, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

Phone: 215-656-5348


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

Languages: English

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.