Experience in strategic executive roles with early-stage and mature technology organizations is the foundation for Mr. Winings's work at Korn Ferry.
He has completed more than 300 searches for CEOs, general management, CFOs and vice presidents responsible for key functions including sales, marketing, professional services and engineering.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Winings served as a partner with two other major executive search firms, specializing in the technology marketplace.
Before entering the search profession, Mr. Winings was executive vice president of sales and marketing for WisdomWare, Inc. He has also served as division president, Prentice Hall Information Services; division president, New York Institute of Finance; president and CEO, technology division, IIR, Inc.; vice president of marketing and business development, Software AG; and senior vice president of sales, marketing and professional services, Versatility, Inc., an Oracle acquisition.
Mr. Winings is a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council board of directors, co-chair of NVTC's Hot Tickets Awards Program, and is actively involved with the Potomac Officers Club, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, Cooley Godward's Capital Call and George Mason University's Century Club Grubstake program.
Mr. Winings received his bachelor's degree in English from Bucknell University where he was an All-American swimmer.