November 16, 2018 – Korn Ferry has expanded its services by adding a new area of expertise within its technology practice.
In response to client needs beyond executive, vice president and director levels, the firm will now offer search services and contract placements for individual contributor roles.
With areas of expertise spanning data/analytics, cloud, web, information/cyber security and software design, development and architecture, Korn Ferry is now positioned to deliver talent across all functional levels within any industry or sector.
Curtis Britt, an industry veteran with more than a decade of experience in recruiting technology talent, has joined the firm to lead this effort. As a director, his focus is on ensuring the continuous delivery of technology talent at the individual contributor level for clients across North America. Previously, Mr. Britt served as talent acquisition partner at IBM. Before that, he held various recruiting roles with Robert Half Technology and SkyBridge Resources.
“Discovering qualified individual contributors in the technology space is one of the most pressing talent issues businesses face today,” said Gus De Camargo, North American leader, technology officers practice, for Korn Ferry. “Our IT services practice is uniquely positioned to help clients identify and attract these key professionals and scale in response to the ever-changing demands for technical talent.”
The IT services practice is modeled on the same in-depth approach offered by Korn Ferry executive and professional search and includes a focus on speed to market and cost of hire. “This offering incorporates proactive sourcing strategies, access to passive candidate pools, accountability to an outcome, innovative assessment capabilities and a high level of commitment and partnership,” Korn Ferry said.
Growth & Expansion
Korn Ferry has seen a wave of growth over the past year. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Korn Ferry expanded with the addition of Sharad Vishvanath as APAC regional head for its transformation and transaction (M&A) practice. Mr. Vishvanath brings to Korn Ferry over 20 years of experience across banking and consulting and has worked in multiple countries.
Korn Ferry recently added Jill Wiltfong as its chief marketing officer. She is responsible for global brand and marketing strategy and is based in Los Angeles. Ms. Wiltfong brings to Korn Ferry over 20 years of marketing experience. She joined the firm from DEKRA Insight, where she was most recently SVP and head of business innovation and strategic marketing.
Dan Kaplan, former managing partner and head of the global chief HR officers practice at Heidrick & Struggles, has moved over to Korn Ferry’s CHRO practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Kaplan brings over 20 years of expertise in leadership and organizational consulting.
Korn Ferry named Carlos Martins as president of Hay Group, South America. Mr. Martins joined the firm from global consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he led its people advisory services practice for South America and was also a member of the Brazil executive committee.
Korn Ferry also expanded with the addition of Mark Broer as senior client partner in its global life sciences practice and managing director of pharmaceuticals. He works in both the firm’s Zurich and London offices. He recently joined the firm after previously being with Spencer Stuart.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media