Over the course of his career in executive search, Mr. Atkinson has worked with Fortune 500 corporations as well as early-stage high growth companies. While he has served publicly traded organizations, he has extensive experience and knowledge of the nuances involved in recruiting for privately held and private equity-backed ventures.
A member of Korn Ferry's Human Resources Center of Expertise since its inception in 1998, Mr. Atkinson focuses 100% of his time on the recruitment of senior-level generalists and functional leaders in compensation and benefits, talent management and organizational development across a variety of service and manufacturing industries.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 1996, Mr. Atkinson served as a Territory Manager for Baxter Healthcare. He also worked in marketing for Wilson Sporting Goods, as well as in strategic planning with Sears Roebuck & Company.
Mr. Atkinson holds a Master of Management degree from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He is an active board member of the Springboard Foundation, which supports small, underfunded and grass-roots after-school programs in Chicago's most impoverished neighborhoods. He and his family live on the north side of Chicago.