Scott Kingdom

President, Industrial

Based in Chicago, Scott E. Kingdom is the President of Korn Ferry’s Global Industrial Market. This Practice area spans nine Global Sectors and is the largest such unit within Korn Ferry. He is a core member of the Firm’s Board and CEO Services team and sits on the Firm’s Global Operating Committee . He has been acknowledged by BusinessWeek as one of the “100 Most Influential Search Consultants in the World”.

For over two decades, Mr. Kingdom has led client development and project execution across a wide range of industrial businesses and solutions such as Recruitment, Board /C-Suite Succession , Leadership Development, Talent Assessment and Talent Transformation. Functionally, he focuses on CEO, COO, and General Management assignments for Industrial companies and has completed over 120 CEO, COO, and Division President assignments.

Prior to his current role as Industrial President , Mr. Kingdom was the Managing Director of Korn Ferry’s Chicago office and the Midwest region, which included offices in Minneapolis, Denver, Dallas, Houston and Austin.

In 1998, Mr. Kingdom was elected to the Firm’s Board of Directors and was re-elected after the company became publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange. At that time, Korn Ferry’s Board of Directors selected Mr. Kingdom to execute its own chief executive officer search which yielded the Industry’s first ever outside leader .

Before joining Korn Ferry in 1987, Mr. Kingdom was with Coldwell Banker’s commercial real estate group in Denver, Colorado, where he was responsible for new business development and managing client relationships.

Mr. Kingdom currently serves as a board member for Youth Guidance in Chicago and the University of Colorado, Leed’s School of Business. Mr. Kingdom holds a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Colorado.

Contact Scott Kingdom

Phone: 312-526-0512

Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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