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Steven Kaufman

Managing Consultant, Information Technology Officers Practice
Steven Kaufman is a Managing Consultant in Korn Ferry's North American Information Technology Officers Practice.

In this role, he works as a strategy and delivery consultant for his clients' technology related searches. Drawing on deep seeded recruitment best practices he is able to fully assess his clients' technical requirements while taking the time to fully understand the cultural and business nuances that make them unique. He manages the delivery team and oversees every search engagement from inception to conclusion, ensuring an exceptional customer experience.

Bringing over 15 years of recruitment industry experience specific to the technology sector, Mr. Kaufman has worked with companies ranging from multinational Fortune 500 companies to VC funded high growth start-ups. He has extensive experiences in Digital Transformations, IoT, Software Engineering, Cloud based Infrastructure & DevOps, Information Security and Mobile Development.

From 2006-2010 Mr. Kaufman was the Managing Partner of Tokyo firm Silvertree International K.K., where he oversaw operations, business development, and executive level recruitment for global technology companies throughout Japan and AsiaPacific. Returning to Canada in 2010, he led client management and technical recruitment for top tier clients at Quantum Technology Recruiting before launching the Kaufman Consulting Group in 2011. For the last 6 years hegrew the organization while working in an advisory and consulting role for boutique executive search firm, Funnel Search Group, as acting Director of Business Development, as well as for Peoplesource Staffing solutions in 2013 as the acting Director of their Toronto branch and was instrumental in developing new search offerings to meet the rapidly changing needs of their clients.

Mr. Kaufman graduated with an Honors Business Law degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and has a diploma in Information Systems security from Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology.