Korn Ferry Appoints President Global Productized Services

December 6, 2016 – Korn Ferry has tapped Andrew Huddart to serve as president, global productized services. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Huddart joins Korn Ferry from Deloitte Consulting’s human capital practice, where he was managing director. At Deloitte, Mr. Huddart launched a major new product, BersinOne, delivered double digit revenue growth, rebuilt the senior leadership team and significantly expanded its core research function.

Previously, Mr. Huddart worked at Corporate Executive Board (CEB) as general manager – HR practice for its professional services group focused on Asia Pacific. He worked extensively on revamping the company’s product roadmap and delivered profitable growth in all three business units. He also expanded CEB’s physical footprint by opening its first Singapore office.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Huddart held several senior leadership positions, including president of Moody’s KMV, chief executive officer for mPower, and chief operating officer at MSCI Barra. He also spent 14 years in sales, marketing, and product positions at Thomson Reuters.

“With over three decades of business experience, Andrew has successfully worked in multiple countries and with customers across the globe to build technology enabled IP businesses,” said Stephen Kaye, CEO of Korn Ferry Hay Group. “His deep knowledge and expertise in product innovation, transformation and revenue growth will be a wonderful addition to our global productized services team.”

Luring Talent from Professional Services Firms

Several months ago, Korn Ferry hired a handful of senior client partners also beckoning from professional services firms, including Ernst & Young, Aon Hewitt, RGP, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Accenture:

  • Angela Carter joined the firm from Ernst & Young where she was a partner in the firm’s performance improvement advisory business and served as market segment leader for its technology / media & entertainment practice;
  • Linda Culliton came to Korn Ferry from Aon Hewitt where she served as a global account executive for a portfolio of Fortune 100 companies;
  • Knight Doggett also came Ernst & Young and was a member of the firm’s Southwest region leadership team;
  • Ravi Gupta joined the firm from RGP where he served as a regional managing director – strategic accounts for a portfolio of Fortune 100 technology companies;
  • Jim Newfrock was hired from Booz Allen Hamilton where he assisted clients with transformational change in risk, compliance and technology initiatives spanning the board, C-suite and operating companies on six continents;
  • Patrick O’Meara also joined Korn Ferry from Ernst & Young where he served on the firm’s senior leadership team helping to oversee the firm’s global business with a U.S.-based automotive OEM;
  • Jim Ringer joined the firm from Accenture where he brings 25 years of life sciences experience.

“Our firm is committed to bringing together the best and brightest from a wide range of industries and professions to help leaders and organizations with their increasingly complex, end-to-end talent needs,” said Korn Ferry Americas president Doug Charles. “Executing the transformational change required to succeed in business today is only possible by releasing the full power and potential of people.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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