Korn Ferry

Debra Hermann

Managing Principal, Consulting Director

Ms. Hermann brings over twenty years of experience to her talent consulting practice. In addition to leading a team of eight consultants, she regularly consults with CEOs and senior executives in the identification, development, and deployment of leadership talent in support of business goals and strategy. Succession planning, individual executive and executive team development, and coaching are among her fortes. Her experiences allow her deep insight into what excellence looks like for the most successful leaders.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Hermann was a director/partner at executive assessment and development firms YSC Ltd. and RHR International. Responsible for P&L, she honed her understanding of leadership along with the financial acumen necessary to achieve business goals. Across her consulting, she has worked with clients in energy/oil and gas, manufacturing, financial services, private equity, insurance, retail, transportation, and pharmaceutical industries.

Earlier in her career, she was an executive at United Airlines. Overseeing a multi-million dollar budget, there she directed training, leadership assessment and development, organizational development, and communications teams and programs in support of a global workforce.

Ms. Hermann holds a doctoral degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Rice University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington University. She participates on the board of the College of Social Sciences at Rice.

Contact Debra Hermann

Phone: 713-374-1380

700 Louisiana
Suite 3900
Houston, TX 77002
United States