About Us

For nearly half a century, clients have trusted us to recruit world-class leaders. Today, we are their partner in applying proven talent strategies and developing their people to accelerate and sustain organizational success. And we do that in several ways – which is why we have three areas of specialism.

We’re the recognized leader in Executive Recruitment, having successfully placed more of the world’s top executives than any other recruitment firm. We adhere to the same time-tested hallmarks of our pioneering founders, while building upon our approach through improvements in science and technology to optimize our results.

Our Hay Group professionals ensure organizations have the right talent with the right capabilities to ignite their business strategy. We help our clients succeed in everything from transformation to globalization, from innovation to growth.

And we’re home to Futurestep, the global industry leader in high-impact talent acquisition solutions. Futurestep offers fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their specific recruitment needs.

Wherever you join us, you’ll find that this is an inspiring, stimulating environment that will bring out the best in you and enable you to build a truly fulfilling career.

We’ll make sure we ignite your talent too.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • All Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Tracker
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Outplacement
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
Functions
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Succession Plans Lacking in the C-Suite

Companies everywhere are concerned that when a CEO leaves there be candidates who can step in to lead the company. The plans for all those other seats around the executive table, however, are a little murky. Many organizations simply don’t have internal candidates who can step in to be chief financial officers, chief marketing officers

Recruiting Sector Jumps 13.9 Percent, Driven by Tightening Talent Markets

A constricting labor market with low unemployment means companies are struggling to find qualified talent. When the right people are found, the costs associated with hiring them are rising, making a lengthy onboarding process now the rule, not the exception. All of it is translating into big business for the nation’s Top 50 executive search

In Combatting Workplace Harassment, HR Must Strike the Right Balance

The #MeToo era may have laid bare how many organizations have a long way to go to create a harassment-free workforce, but recent weeks have shown where some of the toughest challenges lie: the human resources department. In just a short period, the public has learned about issues that started with complaints to HR that

Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

Press Releases

Search to Launch for New UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Diversity

DAVIS, CA, March 21, 2018 – University of California, Davis, Chancellor Gary S. May announced the next steps in the national search to fill the new position of vice chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with the formation of a recruitment advisory committee. The newly formed committee, chaired by Kevin Johnson, dean of the UC

Jorge Gomar Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 19, 2018 – Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that Jorge Gomar has joined the firm as a senior client partner in the Global Industrial Market practice. He will be based in the Dallas office. Mr. Gomar joins Korn Ferry from a leading global executive search firm, where his talent advisory experience spanned chemicals,

Daren Kemp to Join Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 21, 2018 – Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that Daren Kemp will join the firm as a senior client partner and senior member of the Board and CEO practice. He will be based in the firm’s Singapore office. Mr. Kemp brings more than 20 years’ experience in global executive search. He joins Korn

Shortly Before Big NFL Sunday, League’s PR Guy Joe Lockhart Resigns

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 18, 2018 – On Thursday, NFL Executive VP/Communications Joe Lockhart told staffers he’s leaving his current post after the Super Bowl. Lockhart lorded over the NFL’s PR Machine the last two years, a rough couple of seasons for the league’s image, in part, due to some players kneeling during the national anthem. While Lockhart

Joseph DiMisa Joins Korn Ferry Hay Group as Senior Client Partner and the Global Sales Strategy and Rewards Advisory Leader

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2017 — Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, announced that Joseph DiMisa has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner and Global Sales Strategy and Rewards Advisory Leader. He will be based in the Atlanta office. Mr. DiMisa joins Korn Ferry from Sibson Consulting, where he was Senior Vice