Mike

Kahn

Executive Senior Partner, Human Resources

Mike serves as a senior recruitment specialist for HR professionals and executives.

Having been an HR practitioner for 22 years before coming into executive search some 15 years ago, Mike brings a unique perspective and experience to benefit both clients and candidates alike.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mike worked in Human Resources as a generalist and specialist in multiple industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail and financial services for both  public and private companies.

Mike transitioned into Search in 2006 when he joined a boutique HR firm. He joined Lucas Group (acquired by Korn Ferry in 2021) in 2009 as one of the first members of the newly formed HR Search division.  He has been a four-time winner of Cross-Seller of the year and a multi-year recipient of President’s Club and higher level awards for his performance in revenue generation.

A graduate of Tulane University, Mike was the President of the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2015-16 and served as President of HR Houston. He holds a lifetime certification as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has volunteered with several organizations including the Houston Red Cross, Interfaith Ministries and the Texas Search, Recruiting and Staffing Association where he received the Outstanding Contributor to the Industry award in 2018. He has been featured in numerous publications and served as a keynote speaker and trainer for multiple organizations.

A native Houstonian, Mike has been married to his childhood neighbor for 40 years and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. His personal passion is singing and he currently serves as a cantorial soloist for a Houston synagogue and performs in other settings as well.   

He is honored to have impacted so many individuals throughout his career and looks to continue to do so.