Vice Chairman, CEO and Board Services

Alan Guarino is Vice Chairman in our CEO and Board Services practice for Korn Ferry based in the Firm's New York office.

In 2010 Mr. Guarino co-founded Korn Ferry's CEO Succession Practice, an industry leading model that transformed the approach to CEO succession management. He also launched Korn Ferry's Execution Accelerator initiative, helping business leaders better execute their strategies by optimizing talent. In 2020, Alan launched the firm's SPAC Solutions Center of Excellence. 

Mr. Guarino leads major consulting initiatives across industries with deep expertise in FinTech, financial markets, digital assets, digital transformation, and disruptive technology. He also leads senior executive search and C-suite succession assignments for large Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller growth companies.

As a public company board member, he currently chairs the Compensation Committee of The Chef's Warehouse (NASDAQ: CHEF). He also Chairs the Saint Pio Foundation. He is an advisor to NYCA, Axoni, R4, Censia, Sustainable Holdings, FinTech TV, and FTV Capital. Alan was appointed by the Secretary of the Army to serve on the Army Science Board to advise on talent strategy for the U.S. Army.

Mr. Guarino has also served as founding chairman of the board of Boy's and Girl's Town of New York, president of the West Point Society of New York, and as finance chairman of the Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries.

Mr. Guarino graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned his master's degree in business administration from Embry Riddle University while on active duty in the United States Army. After commanding an Armor Troop as a Captain, Alan left the U.S. Army to pursue a career in financial markets.  


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