Senior Client Partner

John Pike is a Senior Partner for Korn Ferry, based in the Firm’s Minneapolis office.

Mr. Pike is an expert in Korn Ferry’s leadership assessment and development tools. He is a talent supply chain expert that works with clients to create sustainable talent and leadership architecture to support the businesses strategies. He has led the development of leadership models that have touched over 2,000,000 employees across the globe. As a key member of the assessment leadership of the firm he has pioneered the translation of Korn Ferry’s tools into the unique operating environments of clients across industries and functions.

He’s known to colleagues and participants as a gifted facilitator and communicator executing programs in team effectiveness and experiential leadership development. He is particularly noted for his ability to customize content into his client’s organizational context. His energy and charisma ensure participants stay engaged throughout the entire learning experience.

An experienced executive coach, he also spends plenty of time using the architectures he has created having coached executives from over 45 countries.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Pike managed a multimillion-dollar portfolio of projects in employee engagement, organizational change, brand management, strengths integration, and talent selection with Gallup. Mr. Pike developed his strengths focused approach to coaching and leadership development while working with Gallup’s positive psychology framework.

During his early career, he worked as financial consultant with early stage start-ups developing their underlying financial and accounting systems to mitigate long-term risk and ensure access to future capital.

Mr. Pike is actively involved in his community. He is a mentor to business students at the University of Minnesota, leads a six-week leadership and personal exploration course for students, and organizes events with the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mr. Pike received his master’s degree in community leadership from Bethel University, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.