Korn Ferry Names Leadership Consulting CEO

May 6, 2015 – Matt Reilly has joined Korn Ferry as chief executive officer of its Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) business. Mr. Reilly most recently served as head of management consulting (North America) for Accenture and prior to that he held the CEO post at George Group, a global operations and strategy firm. George Group was acquired by Accenture in 2007. Prior to that he was a strategy consultant with A.T. Kearney.

RJ Heckman, who has served as president Korn Ferry's leadership business since 2013 and was a former president of PDI Ninth House (which was acquired by Korn Ferry) will assume the role of vice chairman of the unit.

“Matt brings a strong track record and proven expertise in growing complex professional services organizations to our firm, in addition to deep experience in M&A and successful integration of services businesses,” said Gary Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry.

“Matt’s deep understanding of business strategy and first-hand perspective assisting clients in developing and implementing transformational initiatives provides a great launch pad for us.”

Korn Ferry and a number if its leadership solutions rivals continue to fill their rosters with former strategy executives from Accenture and McKinsey & Co., said Hunt Scanlon Media founding chairman Scott Scanlon. "It's this industry's modern day equivalent of the space race."

Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a global provider of talent management solutions.

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