Principal, Global Defense & Industrial Markets

Brendan Waters is a Principal in Korn Ferry’s Reston, VA office and is a member of the firm’s Global Aerospace, Defense & Government Services and Industrial Manufacturing practices. 

Brendan’s expertise is in providing talent solutions for clients across the Defense and Industrial Manufacturing markets. He specializes in C-suite, General Management, and Board level searches for publicly traded and private-equity backed organizations across both the Defense, Government Services, and Industrial sectors where Technology is at the forefront.

Previously, Brendan spent six years with Korn Ferry as a Senior Associate and Associate, honing his execution skillset leading searches at the Board and C-Suite level, as well as General Manager & Commercially focused roles in both the Defense and Industrial Sectors. His clients have included global Fortune 500 companies and portfolio companies of middle market Private Equity organizations.

Brendan began his career at Korn Ferry as a Research Associate supporting the Aerospace & Defense practice.

Brendan earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech.