Senior Client Partner

Robert J. Sutton is a Senior Client Partner in Calgary for Korn Ferry. He is also a member of the Firm's Global Industrial Markets Energy Sector as well as the Firm's Board and CEO Services group.

Mr. Sutton has been involved in an extensive number of pan-North America and international assignments with functional emphasis on board directors, CEOs, corporate directors, general management, financial management, corporate finance, engineering, exploration and operations management.

Mr. Sutton entered the executive recruitment business more than two decades ago with a search firm in Toronto. During his tenure, he was a partner in their Calgary office and led the firm's energy practice for ten years. He has conducted more than 400 senior-level searches for clients in a variety of industries with a primary focus on the energy sector, and has specific expertise in the upstream, midstream, downstream and energy services industries.

Prior to his executive search career, Mr. Sutton was a divisional vice president with Madison Chemical Industries, a chemical manufacturer specializing in advanced polyurethane products. Previously, he was a sales representative for Procter and Gamble in Ottawa and co-managed Regional Drilling, a seismic drilling contractor that operated in Alberta and Oklahoma.

Mr. Sutton served on the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Board for several years, and is a past member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way.

Mr. Sutton holds a master's in business administration degree from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a bachelor's in general studies from the University of Michigan.