Principal, North America Cybersecurity Leader

Max Kershner is a Principal in Korn Ferry’s Global Professional Services Practice where he spearheads our 360 efforts across the cybersecurity landscape in NA. 

His focus spans cyber products, cyber professional services, and managed security services. He has additional experience with broader SaaS, digital services, cloud and infrastructure players and has a strong network within the CISO community.

Max spends the bulk of his time working with high-growth, VC/PE backed businesses looking to attract athletic talent to transform their organizations. He is focused on C-level, Vice President and Partner searches across North America.

He thrives on leading transformational projects and is respected for his client service, commercial orientation, strategic thinking and passion for executive search.

He spent several years prior with Heidrick & Struggles focused on the Cybersecurity, Technology/Software, and Defense verticals. Before entering executive search, Max was in investment banking with Stifel Financial in NYC where he focused on private equity capital raising.

Max graduated from The University of Maryland with a degree in Economics. He previously held a Series 7, Series 66, and CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) designation.

He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Stephanie.