Executive Senior Partner, Sales & Marketing

An experienced and strategic recruiter with a history of consistent recruiting successes, Shelley Muhs has over 20 years search and recruiting experience in sales and marketing across multiple industries with a recent focus in industrial markets to include chemicals, oil & gas and energy transition. 

Shelley joined Korn Ferry via the 2021 acquisition of Lucas Group where she had served 9 years as an Executive Senior Partner in the Sales and Marketing Division. She specializes in client development and sourcing sales and marketing talent on a national basis. Her success has come from homing in on the uniqueness and intricacies of her clients’ business and culture. Taking a role’s objectives and the specs and requirements necessary to achieve success, she strategically matches synergies between hiring authorities and candidates to create long-lasting partnerships.

Prior to joining Lucas Group, Shelley spent two years recruiting HIM leaders for national and independent hospital systems during the government mandated electronic medical records platforms. She successfully secured a master agreement with the second largest for-profit hospital system in the U.S. and placed nine HIM professionals with them in 2012 after just eight months in the healthcare field. She also led Smith Hanley Consulting Group’s Marketing & Business Analytics Division from $2MM to >$13MM in revenue and from 8 to over 90 consultants during her tenure. Prior to moving into the recruiting industry, Shelley spent 15 years in hotel and restaurant management with Lancaster Hotels & Resorts.

Always networking, Shelley’s recruiting game is constantly on, including while on the tennis court, where she spends much of her free time. She also enjoys gardening and cooking.