Senior Client Partner, Global Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations
A seasoned communications recruiter with both US and European experience, Mr. McDermott has an impressive international track record placing senior-level corporate communications, corporate affairs, and investor relations talent, across a wide spectrum of clients.
Mr. McDermott joined Korn Ferry from a boutique firm specialized in the corporate affairs function, where he held leadership positions in both their London and New York offices. Mr. McDermott also spent time in the APAC region doing both candidate and business development.
Previously, Mr. McDermott was an associate at a global executive search firm, where he supported multiple financial services practices through research, candidate identification and outreach. He began his career as an intern with Bloomberg LP.
Mr. McDermott is active in several of the professional organizations that are connected with the top functional leaders; He serves on the board of the LAGRANT Foundation, which promotes diversity in the field of public relations. He is on the Operating Committee and co-Chair of the Membership Committee of Page Up, part of the Arthur W. Page Society. He is also a member of the National Investor Relations Institute; and is part of the team that sponsors the Korn Ferry/NIRI biennial International Corporate IR Compensation Study.
Mr. McDermott is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric and Communications Studies and American Studies, coupled with a concentration in Ethnic Studies and a minor in History.