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Steve Safier, Ph.D.

Senior Client Partner, Leadership Development and Global Human Resources Center of Excellence
Steve Safier is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry, based in the Firm's New York office. He is a trusted advisor to boards of directors, executive leadership, and employee teams.

Mr. Safier works with clients to identify, assess and resolve business challenges in multiple highly competitive sectors, including healthcare, technology, quick service restaurants, financial services, and management consulting.

Mr. Safier has deep expertise in business transformation, HR strategy and transformation, executive coaching, organization design, leadership development, talent selection and development, performance management, and compensation, with an emphasis on helping clients develop and execute practical, actionable business solutions.

Mr. Safier has direct experience working as a transformational leader and strategic advisor, both as a consultant and in operating positions.

As chief operating officer, Mr. Safier led a team charged with building out the marketing and advertising capability for quick service restaurants around the world. He had accountability for finance, legal, HR, IT, governance, facilities, internal communications, and meetings.

Mr. Safier joined a well-known international electronics manufacturer, first as chief transformation and human resources officer, and then as president of the health and wellness solutions business.

Mr. Safier has a doctorate of philosophy in clinical psychology, and enjoys speaking to audiences, including HR and other professionals, graduate and college students, about implementing business strategy through organization structure, role clarity and personal and team behavior.

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