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David Wagner

Senior Partner
David Wagner is a Senior Partner for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, based in the Firm's New York office.

Mr. Wagner has a diverse and extensive background consulting to CEOs and C-level executives on a variety of business challenges, including organization assessment, change leadership, executive team effectiveness, leadership assessment and development, and succession planning. He has worked with clients in the business services, consumer goods and services, financial services, health care, industrial goods and services, retail, and technology products and services industries.

As a coach, Mr. Wagner works closely with C-suite executives in the midst of transition, succession planning, strategy planning, and leading change. Taking a collaborative, peer-to-peer approach, he helps CEOs and senior executives clarify priorities, understand the business and organizational context, develop a plan of short and long term success actions, and track progress. Mr. Wagner provides ongoing advice and support throughout the process to help executives achieve their maximum effectiveness.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Wagner was a partner at Oliver Wyman Delta for twenty years. His professional history includes serving as the director for organization effectiveness at Progressive Insurance; and before that, as a senior consultant for Management Decision Systems.

Mr. Wagner earned his doctoral degree in industrial/organizational psychology from New York University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.