Korn Ferry Expands Aerospace & Defense Search Practice

January 7, 2016 – Korn Ferry has added John F. Weigold as senior client partner in its aerospace & defense practice. He will be based in the firm’s Stamford office. Mr. Weigold currently serves as a reserve Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He focuses his efforts on the aerospace, defense, government and aviation sectors, and conducts specialized work in corporate, physical and cyber security.

Mr. Weigold joins Korn Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was co-leader of the firm’s global aerospace and defense practice, and a partner in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices. There he focused his efforts on the aerospace, defense, government and aviation sectors, and conducted specialized work in corporate, physical and cyber security.

In his military reserve capacity, Mr. Weigold continues service as a Navy rear admiral, as the deputy director, operations at U.S. Pacific Command based at Camp Smith, Hawaii, which oversees all U.S. military operations in the Indo-Pacific region.

“John has more than 18 years of experience filling senior level positions such as CEOs and functional leaders in sales, marketing, finance and engineering in the industrial, technology, and financial services industries,” said Doug Charles, Korn Ferry president, Americas.

Korn Ferry’s global aviation, aerospace, and defense practice offers a range of talent solutions designed to address aerospace and defense talent needs — from strategic search services, competency-based assessments, interactive high-potential leadership development programs to one-on-one coaching, strategic talent design, and succession planning. Clarke Havene serves as the firm’s global sector leader for aviation, aerospace & defense.

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

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