His focus has been in technology services and business services, including searches in cloud services, analytics, enterprise application services, infrastructure services, and consulting.
Mr. DeSimone brings to Korn Ferry an 18-year track record of success in the search industry, which includes leading multiple C-level, EVP/SVP, and Partner-level assignments for an array of companies in the Fortune 500, as well as private equity and venture capital-backed providers.
Previously, Mr. DeSimone was Executive Vice President with another large executive search firm, where he led the firm's Professional Services and Outsourcing Practice.
Mr. DeSimone authors a widely read annual professional services industry compensation study and he regularly speaks with clients and investors about talent themes in the professional services industry.
Mr. DeSimone graduated from Davidson College where he was a Division 1 All Southern Conference and Southeast Region baseball selection.