Sherry J.


Senior Client Partner

Sherry Duda is a Senior Client Partner leading Korn Ferry’s merger and acquisitions (M&A) solution based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Sherry joined Korn Ferry from a global advisory firm where she led their organization acceleration and M&A practice. She has over twenty years of performance transformation experience leading some of the world’s largest mega-merger, acquisition, divestiture and restructuring transactions. Her expertise includes top team alignment, operating model and functional redesign, brand culture integration, HR and talent strategy, organization communications, CEO and executive succession, and diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) strategy. Sherry’s high-stakes transformational change experience within multiple industries allows her to quickly identify critical issues, develop pragmatic action plans, and support leaders to reimagine the future, deliver speed to value, and reach synergy goals.

Sherry served as President & CEO of a Chicago-based culture-shaping firm specializing in brand and culture alignment and organization effectiveness. Earlier in her career, Sherry has experience as the chief HR, Talent, and DE&I officer for several Fortune 100 companies, including leading talent related activities of the BP Amoco merger. She is also co-author of the Global OD Practice Framework™, an international standard for excellence in Organization Development.

Sherry holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Arts in industrial psychology and organization effectiveness from Ohio State University.