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David Ellis, PhD

Vice President, Talent Acquisition Transformation

Mr. Ellis leads the global transformation function for Korn Ferry RPO.

David Ellis is Vice President, TA Transformation within the Korn Ferry RPO business.  He is responsible for solution design for talent acquisition in Global RPO, as well as the Global TA technology innovation function.

Mr. Ellis is a seasoned talent acquisition consultant, having worked for over ten years with a variety of organizations across diverse industries in APAC, Europe and North America.  Prior to his current role, he served as Global Head of Innovation,  where his responsibilities included developing thought leadership around current TA issues and trends for Korn Ferry’s RPO clients.

Mr. Ellis has significant experience evaluating talent acquisition functions, including the diagnosis of issues and opportunities for redeveloping strategy, as well as TA org design.  Additionally, he has held RPO implementation and RPO operational leadership roles, and he is experienced in designing and delivering training programs aimed at upskilling recruiters and leaders.

Mr. Ellis holds a Ph.D. in the field of international talent management.  He has presented at international talent management conferences, and has published in Career Development International; and The International Journal of Human Resources Management, for which he currently serves on the editorial board.

He also holds a Bachelor of Communications from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and a Master of Management (HR Management) from Massey University, New Zealand.