January 16, 2012 – Korn/Ferry International has appointed Jed Hughes as global sector head of the firm’s sports practice; he will be based in New York. Mr. Hughes joins Korn/Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he led that firm’s sports practice for over 12 years and served as a member of the board and CEO practice. "Professional sports is a complex business that co-mingles entertainment, retail, consumer goods, technology and new media. Choosing the right leadership is critical to success," said Bob Damon, Korn/Ferry International president of North America. "Jed has a long and distinguished career as the leading consultant in professional sports and intercollegiate athletics. His relationships are extensive and his knowledge of the critical trends and leadership issues impacting the world of sports is unparalleled."