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Richard Marshall

Global Managing Director, Corporate Affairs
Richard S. Marshall is the Global Managing Director, Corporate Affairs Practice, Korn Ferry. He leads the Firm's worldwide specialty practice that focuses on executive search and leadership advisory work in corporate communications, investor relations and government affairs.

His clients and placements include the Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officers at some of the largest and best known brands in the world, including Alibaba, PepsiCo, the NFL, Sanofi, Walmart, among other Fortune Global 500 organizations.

Marshall has more than a dozen years of experience in search/advisory work, as well as 20+ years of in-house communications and public affairs leadership roles.

His practitioner experience includes holding the Chief Communications Officer title, reporting to CEOs at, The Home Depot, Silicon Graphics (SGI), and Subaru of America, where he counseled the C-Suite and led global teams across all of the communications disciplines.

Marshall began his career in the political arena with the Lieutenant Governor, in his home state of Indiana and went on to join USA TODAY in a regional leadership role.

He is frequently quoted about the IR and communications professions in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, as well as the PR and IR trade media. He has also lectured at the following graduate schools: Northwestern, NYU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and University of Virginia.

Marshall holds a bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University, and did graduate work at University of Pennsylvania.

He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, The Seminar, The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Ethics Committee, and various community and volunteer boards.

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