August 22, 2013 – Korn/Ferry International has named Andrés Tapia as senior partner with Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting as part of its diversity, inclusion, and talent optimization practice. He will be based in Korn/Ferry's Chicago office. Mr. Tapia comes to Korn/Ferry from Diversity Best Practices, a diversity and inclusion think-tank and consultancy, where he acted as president and was responsible for the organization's overall vision, strategy, and outcomes. Prior to his tenure there, he acted as chief diversity officer and emerging workforce solutions leader for Hewitt Associates. "Through his strategic approach, vision and experience with many of the world's leading organizations, Andrés is advancing the discussion of diversity, inclusion and integrated talent management across the globe. We are pleased he will be joining Korn/Ferry," said Oris Stuart, senior partner, Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting.
August 21, 2013 – Korn/Ferry International has named Dan Plunkett as senior partner with Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Plunkett joins Korn/Ferry from Mercer, where he was global leader for the Mercer Delta CEO and board effectiveness practice. Working closely with clients like Hewlett Packard, British Telecom and Johnson Controls, Mr. Plunkett has nearly 25 years of experience as a consultant in human resources and organizational development. “Dan has deep experience working with CEOs, boards of directors, and senior teams on CEO effectiveness and development, board effectiveness, senior team development, CEO succession and governance,” said Lewis Rusen, president North America, Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. “His breadth of expertise and established reputation will be a great complement to the firm’s Leadership and Talent Consulting group.” Korn/Ferry International, 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.