Senior Client Partner, Global Head of FinTech, Payments, Crypto Practice

Deepali Vyas serves as Global Head of FinTech, Payments and Crypto Practice at Korn Ferry based in the firm’s New York office. She  also serves as the Global Leader of the Applied Intelligence (AI, Data Science) Practice.

Deepali brings more than 20 years of c-suite executive search and board experience. Her search practice spans financial services, technology, industrial, healthcare and consumer retail industries. She has advised clients on organizational design, strategy and assessments across the data ecosystem, including artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning.

She is also a well published thought leader  on topics such as digital assets, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, innovation, digital transformation, and talent in data and analytics. Deepali frequently contributes to media outlets including Bloomberg, FundFire, CNBC, Business Insider and Forbes. Deepali has been featured as Business Insiders’ “Top 10 Global Headhunters in FinTech.” Deepali is deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, partnering with startups like Correlation One on diversity initiatives that offer data science training to the Black and Latinx communities. She has been an advocate for women in STEM careers, sponsoring annual the Women’s Summit in Data Science (DS4A).

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Deepali was sector leader for Global Markets, Quant & Analytics at a large executive search firm. Her collection of search work has been on behalf of Fortune 500, venture-backed, and private-equity-owned companies. Functional search experience includes chief data officer, chief digital officer, chief analytics officer, data science, artificial intelligence, CEO, CTO, Chief Product Officers, machine learning and general management roles.

Prior to that role, Deepali ran a boutique executive search firm that she founded, where she worked primarily in investment management and quantitative strategy recruiting and developed expertise in the electronic and algorithmic trading arenas.

Deepali holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado. She is an advisory board member of Correlation One (a data science assessments and training technology startup), as well as, Rutgers University Big Data Program. 

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