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Bret Fishkind

Sector Leader, Global Sports, Hospitality, Media & Entertainment
Bret M. Fishkind is the Sector Leader for the Sports, Hospitality, Media & Entertainment Practice at Korn Ferry Professional Search. He brings almost two decades of industry experience to the Firm.

Bret M. Fishkind has worked on numerous talent acquisition projects with major travel and hospitality companies, boutique and luxury properties, sports teams, leagues, conferences, and leading colleges and universities in addition to a variety of entertainment and media businesses. His experience also crosses into the broader consumer space, including searches in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries.

Mr. Fishkind has been with Korn Ferry for ten years and was recently a member of the Board & CEO Services Practice where he completed C-suite and Board assignments at a number of Fortune 500 companies.

He is also a founding member of the Korn Ferry Global Sports Practice.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Fishkind was the director of corporate partnerships for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. There he was responsible for generating new business revenue with local, regional, and national companies through the customized integrated packaging of Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Sting and Arena. His focus included television, radio, internet, signage, publications, promotions, tickets, suites and hospitality. Previously, Mr. Fishkind was the director of premium sales for the Phoenix Coyotes.

Before working with the Phoenix Coyotes, Mr. Fishkind also worked with the NBA's Phoenix Suns. There he held various roles within premium sales and was responsible for corporate suite inventory and premium seating locations.

Mr. Fishkind earned his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Arizona and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University.