Director, Business Development

John Bankhurst is a Business Development Director with Korn Ferry based in Chicago.

John matches exceptional finance and accounting talent with organizations facing challenges and capacity gaps. John is a passionate networker who builds meaningful relationships and loves connecting people. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, John spent nearly two decades in a variety of accounting and finance leadership roles at JLL, Kraft Heinz and KPMG. While John works with many industries, he is especially connected with the consumer products, industrial and retail sectors.

In addition to his work at Korn Ferry, John is passionate about non-profit work. John is the Board Chair of Inspiration Corporation, a Chicago-based non-profit focused on helping people experiencing homeless to finding housing, job training and the support needed to lead a healthy life. He is also on the Board of Directors of Out in Finance, and an active member of the Executives Club of Chicago and the Chicago Chapter of FEI (Financial Executives International). 

John graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana with a B.A. in Economics and lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.