Senior Client Partner, North America

Francois Auzerais is a Senior Client Partner and member of the Global Private Markets Alternative Asset Management Infrastructure Healthcare and Family Office practices.

Francois specializes in executive search and talent advisory for private equity, infrastructure, renewable energy, distressed debt, family offices, institutional limited partners and other alternative asset managers.

He has track record recruiting for Chief Investment Officers, Investment Partners, Operating Partners, Chief Financial Officers, Investor Relations / Capital Raising and other senior level executives within investment management.

Additionally, Francois provides sponsor coverage for his client's portfolio companies to access Korn Ferry’s talent advisory and talent acquisition offerings. These capabilities include executive search, compensation advisory, executive assessment, succession planning, board services, recruitment process outsourcing, leadership development, and rewards & benefits.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Francois worked at an executive search firm that focused on the Latin American financial markets. While there, he specialized in recruiting investment professionals for Private Equity and Hedge funds.

Francois earned his Master of Arts from Columbia University in Social Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Trinity College.

Additionally, Francois is fluent in Spanish and a citizen of Ecuador, France, and the United States.