Managing Partner, NA and Global Human Resources Practice

Emilie Petrone is a Managing Partner in Korn Ferry’s Princeton Office and a member of the firm’s Global, Human Resources, Life Science and CEO Succession Practices. 

Over her 20+ year career in executive search, she has completed hundreds of engagements for a broad range of clients and industries crossing Fortune 100, private equity and start-up companies. As a member of Korn Ferry’s CEO Succession Practice, she has partnered with numerous clients on CHRO and CEO succession.

Ms. Petrone has significant experience providing broad human capital thought leadership to leading global organizations. She is Korn Ferry’s Global Relationship Leader for Johnson & Johnson, a role which crosses the firm’s full talent management offering. 

Her executive search focus over 20 years has been dually focused in the life science sector and the cross-industry recruitment of Chief Human Resources Officers and Senior HR Positions.

Ms. Petrone’s experience in talent strategy started early in her career when she was a member of Andersen Consulting’s Change Management Practice. Her client consulting experience was chiefly focused in the healthcare sector and ranged from organization design and development, business transformation, and change planning.

Ms. Petrone holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Haverford College. She has had formal training in behavioral and experience interviewing, change management and succession planning.