Global Sector Leader, Investment Banking & Capital Markets

Leslie Peyton Gordon is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry's New York office and head of the Firm's Investment Banking and Capital Markets Sector within the Firm's Global Financial Market.

With more than twenty years of search experience in financial services, Ms. Gordon specializes in senior-level and board searches for the investment banking and capital markets community. Her areas of search expertise include mergers and acquisitions; general corporate finance; restructuring; leveraged finance; debt and equity capital markets; private equity; and infrastructure. She has completed more than 300 searches on behalf of financial institutions and private equity firms worldwide.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 1996, Ms. Gordon was a senior vice president with The Whitney Group, a search firm concentrating on the financial services sector.

Before beginning her executive recruiting career, Ms. Gordon was with Bankers Trust Company/BT Securities Corporation, where she worked in the acquisition finance, private placements and high yield capital markets groups.

Ms. Gordon holds a master's in business administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a bachelor's with honors in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.