At Korn/Ferry International, we have been recruiting CEOs and board directors for 40 years – a responsibility we do not take lightly. Leadership, it’s been said, is the single most important contributing factor to an organization’s success. Recruiting qualified individuals and training them to serve in a dynamic environment requires insight, creativity and experience. Korn/Ferry meets this challenge with our Board & CEO Services Practice.
When it comes to leadership, old conventions, behaviors, and assumptions can be part of the problem instead of the solution. New best practices evolve rapidly. Korn/Ferry International's Board & CEO Services Practice has embraced this change driving the appointments of hundreds of new directors while growing our Succession Planning Consulting by 400 percent in the past year alone.
Our Board & CEO Services Practice, combined with our world-class Leadership and Talent Consulting capabilities, are complementary forces that have changed the game.
Board Director Search & Selection
We have unmatched experience filling positions on public, private and non-profit boards, as well as building boards for public company spin-offs and emerging growth companies.
CEO Search & Selection
Korn/Ferry is equally experienced in working with boards to deliver timely and effective solutions in cases of sudden or unexpected CEO vacancies. As corporate leadership becomes more difficult and complex, we have seen the rate of CEO failure and turnover increase to its highest historical level, putting the search process under increasing scrutiny from multiple external audiences, including the media and shareholder interest groups.
CEO Succession Planning & Assessment
CEO succession planning is one of the most important obligations of corporate boards. However, research indicates that a majority of boards do not devote sufficient time to the process. When boards undertake a comprehensive, objective and on-going succession planning process, it is not only good governance; it becomes a significant part of protecting and increasing future shareholder value. (Please click here to download the brochure on this offering.)
Support from our organizational development arm, Leadership and Talent Consulting, provides the tools to improve the effectiveness of boards.
Director/Executive Compensation Consulting
We work with boards to ensure that director and executive pay programs and incentives align with shareholder value, company strategy and sound governance practices.
The Korn/Ferry Market Cap 100: Smooth CEO successions
Each year, Korn/Ferry’s Board & CEO Services Practice takes an in-depth look at the challenges today’s boards of directors face, and none is more significant than selecting a new CEO. In its third year, The Korn/Ferry Market Cap 100: Smooth CEO successions explores the state of succession planning at the 100 largest U.S. public companies, and uses four contrasting case studies to identify best practices in succession.