Mary has deep expertise in corporate transactions, change leadership, culture and organization transformation. She partners with her clients to drive successful transformations through aligning leadership, culture and talent with strategic goals.
Mary joined Korn Ferry from Willis Towers Watson where she led the Global M&A practice and was a founding member of the Change Management practice.
She has led client engagements related to mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and divestitures as well as functional transformations resulting from strategic shifts. Her clients represent a range of industries.
Prior roles include serving as the global head of HR for Stiefel Laboratories, a specialty pharmaceutical company and as a tenured Associate Professor of Management at Susquehanna University.
Ms. Cianni holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Penn State University. She is an editor-at-large for HR People + Strategy and has published numerous articles on diversity in organizations, mergers & acquisitions and talent development.