Office Managing Director, Reston,
Senior Client Partner

Mario Pepe is a Senior Client Partner in the Global Technology and Global Industrial Practices and Managing Director of the Reston office (Virginia) where he is based.

Mr. Pepe brings over two decades of strategy & leadership consulting experience between US and Europe, with a strong focus on CEO and Board engagements across several sectors: Tech/Media, Industrial, A&D, Consumer, FinTech.

Mr. Pepe joins Korn Ferry from a leadership consulting firm, where he was a leader in the Technology, Industrial and Private Equity Practices, and worked extensively on CEO, President and Board projects across different geographies. Here, he also served as a core member of the Aerospace & Defense Practice, in addition to being involved in and leading large Leadership & Succession projects globally.

Previously, Mr. Pepe spent over six years at another global executive search firm in their Technology, FinTech and Consumer Practices and, prior to his leadership consulting career, worked as a senior manager for Bain & Company in London and Milan, advising PE Funds and large MNCs in due diligences and post-merger integration efforts. Before that, Mr. Pepe was a junior manager at The Boston Consulting Group in Toronto on their eCommerce team and, prior to that, in Palo Alto.

Mr. Pepe received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management at the United States International University and his International MBA at the University of San Diego.

He is a member of the Economic Club of D.C. and serves on the Federal City Council of D.C. as a Membership Committee member.