Charlan

Poirson

Sector Leader, Senior Officers

Charlie provides leadership and expertise for the military senior officer division of Professional Search in North America. 

Charlie works closely with the Executive Search Leadership and Talent Consulting teams and colleagues to extend and grow the Professional Search brand across the region. Charlie brings demonstrated forward-facing business development abilities, strong team management skills, and a solutions-based consultative approach to Korn Ferry’s professional services environment.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Poirson was CIO and Director of Cyber and Agile Operations for the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver, Colorado, specializing in the digital transformation of business processes and systems across the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

An Air Force officer and pilot, she conducted military transport, humanitarian relief, and airdrop missions around the world, flying the C-141B Starlifter. She also served as an Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner at the United States Air Force Academy, training cadets and officers in basic airmanship programs, advanced aerobatics, and cross-country soaring.

Charlie entered the military upon graduation from the US Air Force Academy, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a minor in Chinese. She holds her Masters Degree in Management and is President of the Board of Directors for the national non-profit Women Military Aviators organization.