December 14, 2009 – Korn/Ferry International has added Melanie Kusin to its New York office as a vice chairman and senior client partner in the firm's board & CEO services practice. Ms. Kusin joins the firm from Heidrick & Struggles, where she most recently served as vice chairman. She previously was global managing partner for the consumer practice. Ms. Kusin's search practice focuses on recruiting CEO's and board members to lead global consumer organizations in the public and private sector across product, retailing and hospitality markets. "With Melanie, we welcome one of the most prominent consultants in the global consumer market to our firm," said Gary D. Burnison, CEO. "Her extensive experience, industry knowledge and relationships will allow Korn/Ferry to deliver the highest levels of service and excellence to our clients." 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.