Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader

January 21, 2021 – Korn Ferry has appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. Based in Chicago, he also becomes the director of the Korn Ferry Physician Leadership Institute. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience working on the successful recruitment of CEOs, chancellors, deans, presidents, chairs, chief medical officers and board-level assignments for academic institutions, health systems, and health-related associations and societies,” said Gregory Button, president, global healthcare services practice, Korn Ferry. “He will be a great asset to our team.”

Mr. Falcone joins Korn Ferry from Russell Reynolds Associates, where he led the firm’s education practice, overseeing higher education, academic medicine, and digital education, and specialized in executive search and leadership advisory solutions for senior leadership across academics and healthcare. Falcone has over 30 years of clinical healthcare, executive search, and leadership advisory experience. Previously, Mr. Falcone spent 12 years with Spencer Stuart as partner and managing director for the Chicago office and senior member of the healthcare practice. There, he specialized in recruiting senior and board members for academic and healthcare systems. Prior to that, he was medical director of operating rooms and surgical services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and clinical director for the department of anesthesiology. Mr. Falcone began his career on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Mr. Falcone holds a doctor of medicine degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He performed his residency and fellowship in anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Other New Additions

Just recently, Korn Ferry appointed Michael Morcos as vice chairman of the firm’s CEO and board practice in EMEA. He is based between the firm’s Dubai and London offices. With more than 20 years of experience in international management consulting, recruiting and executive search, Mr. Morcos brings his expertise to clients on key issues such as board alignment, leadership development, post-merger integration and leadership assessment, and executive search. Mr. Morcos’ clients include global MNCs, ruling families, governments, SWFs, industrial conglomerates and financial institutions.

Korn Ferry Launches Virtual Recruiting Technology Solution
Korn Ferry has launched Korn Ferry Recruit, a fully integrated, virtual technology solution for high-volume hiring. Nimble uses best-in-class AI, along with the proven recruitment intellectual property of Korn Ferry. The firm said that the new solution “is designed to leverage a client’s brand, shifting to a candidate-driven experience by sourcing, attracting, assessing and selecting the right people for the job at an affordable cost-per-hire.” It is part of the firm’s line of Nimble solutions.

“Michael is a widely respected leader with vast executive search and consulting experience spanning multiple industries,” said Pascal Gibert, co-president, EMEA, Korn Ferry. “He brings strong passion and fresh perspectives to our firm that will benefit our clients across the EMEA region and our colleagues. Michael will be a key addition to the Korn Ferry team, and we’re thrilled to have him.”

Korn Ferry also recently appointed Henrik Maartensson as a senior leader in the firm’s global private equity and industrial practices. Mr. Maartensson joins Korn Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he co-led the EMEA region, bringing his leadership advisory experience to a range of board and C-level engagements for international companies. Previously, he led the firm’s global transformation program and prior to that he served as global practice leader for the firm’s industrial and supply chain practices.

“Henrik brings rich experience leading complex engagements while working with a broad scope of private equity and industrial organizations,” said Mr. Gibert. “He is a natural leader and trusted partner whose regional and industry experience will be an invaluable asset to our clients.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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