Vice Chairman, Co-Leader, Board Services

Robert E. Hallagan is Vice Chairman Board Leadership Services and Managing Director of Korn Ferry based in the Firm's Boston Office.

A recognized expert in Board Governance, Mr. Hallagan has a strong record of identifying and securing top talent for a wide range of clients whom he advises on Board and CEO issues.

Mr. Hallagan joined Korn Ferry in 2007 from Heidrick & Struggles where he led the firm as chief executive officer from 1991 to 1997 to record growth and profitability. Most recently he served as Vice Chairman.

In 1996, Mr. Hallagan co-founded The Center for Board Leadership, a joint venture with The National Association of Corporate Directors. He served as the Center's chief executive officer and then chairman, leading its mission of developing Best Practices for Effective Board Leadership. With NACD, the pre-eminent educational organization with over 10,000 members, Mr. Hallagan has been a director since 1997 and was elected chairman in 2006, and in 2010 Chairman Emeritus.

Mr. Hallagan held many notable positions within the financial services community prior to embarking on a career in search. These include executive vice president of the Boston Stock Exchange, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hawthorne Securities, and loan officer with Citibank.

He is a Director of ResCare, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, and Friends of Children/Boston, and a former Director of Berkshire Life Insurance Company, Harvard Business School Alumni Association, and Boston Business Roundtable.

Mr. Hallagan holds a master's of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in economics from Williams College.