Managing Consultant, Nonprofit & Higher Education Practice

Jordan Williams is a Managing Consultant for Korn Ferry’s Nonprofit and Higher Education Practice.

In this role Mr. Williams is responsible for assisting and advising clients on building best-in-class teams which align with the mission and vision which of their organization. Jordan has an extensive background in recruitment within the domestic and global non-for-profit and higher education sectors and works closely with the Korn Ferry 4-Dimensional Assessment.

His non-profit experience includes work with for The Green Climate Fund, World Vision International, Poetry Foundation, Jewish Agency for Israel, Hadassah, American College of Radiology, American Academy of Dermatology, Ocean Conservancy, Goodwill, RTW Charitable Foundation, World Bank Group, and Pan American Health Organization

His recent higher education experience includes work with University of Southern California, Michigan State University, Kenyon College, The University of Arizona, and University of Chicago.

Jordan has worked on various executive and non-executive roles across both sectors including:

Chief Executive, Executive Director, Board of Director,  Chief Development Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer, Dean, Chair of Department, Faculty, and other senior leadership team positions.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, he served as a Senior Recruiter, Associate Executive Search Consultant and Executive Search Consultant for a global executive search firm across the nonprofit and higher education sectors. He was a member of the Training and Development Committee, an employee led working group focusing on the requisite key performance indicators for promotion and the programs for new hire development. Prior to executive search, he spent several years working in cardiovascular and neurosurgical research at the University of Chicago.

Mr. Williams has a BA in French from Wheaton College (IL) and is in the process of completing his MBA with a focus in International Business from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Mr. Williams is an accomplished tennis player and spent a year coaching at the collegiate level at Lake Forest College in Illinois. He also volunteers with The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.