Principal, Global Defense & Industrial Markets

Brendan is a Principal in Korn Ferry's Washington DC office and is a member of the firm’s Global Aerospace & Defense and Industrial Manufacturing practices.

Mr. Waters' 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 publicly traded and private-equity backed organizations across the Defense and Industrial sectors. 

Previously, Mr. Waters spent 6 years with Korn Ferry as a Senior Associate executing searches at the Board and C-Suite level as well as General Manager & Commercially focused roles for a diverse set of clients.  His clients include global Fortune 500 companies, middle market manufacturing and services organizations and portfolio companies of PE backed organizations. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Waters  worked as an Associate & Research Associate at Korn Ferry supporting the industrial practice, primarily working with the Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense practice.

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