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John Trentacoste

Associate Client Partner
John Trentacoste is an Associate Client Partner in Korn Ferry's Executive Pay and Governance practice who specializes in creating strategically-informed compensation and governance programs that support organization and talent strategies and drive sustainable value creation.

A recognized expert in the fields of executive pay and corporate governance, Mr. Trentacoste's clients have included large, public, multi-national organizations, sponsor-backed private entities, and pre-IPO organizations. He also has extensive international experience working with companies in Canada, the U.K., Continental Europe, the Middle East, and South America.

Mr. Trentacoste has been a frequent speaker at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Council of Institutional Investors, KPMG Board Leadership Conference, and WorldatWork. He has been extensively quoted in various national and trade publications, including Bloomberg and The Washington Post.

In recognition of his contributions to the boardroom and corporate governance, he was twice-named to the NACD Directorship 100, honoring the most influential people in the boardroom.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Trentacoste was a partner and chief operating officer of a leading independent executive compensation and performance advisory firm. He was also a member of the special situations team of another boutique compensation consulting firm that provided advice and counsel to portfolio companies of various private equity funds. Capital markets experience was gained through prior work at Citigroup Global Markets and Banking, where he held series 7 and 63 licenses.

Mr. Trentacoste holds a B.A. from Cornell University and completed a post baccalaureate business certificate program at Columbia University.

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