Senior Client Partner

Tom McMullen is a Senior Client Partner based in Korn Ferry’s Chicago office.

As the leader in the North America Total Rewards expertise group, Mr. McMullen is accountable for a wide variety of solution design, thought leadership, innovation, and capability development initiatives.

McMullen leads the US Pay Equity practice and co-leads the NA Performance Management practice for Korn Ferry.

His consulting work focuses on developing organization effectiveness and total reward programs including reward strategy, incentive and performance management systems, work measurement, organization structure design, and organization effectiveness programs.

Mr. McMullen has worked with organizations in a broad range of engagements over the past two decades in a number of industries, including restaurants, retail, consumer products, education, healthcare, life sciences, financial services, government, not for profit, and manufacturing.

Mr. McMullen has been quoted widely in the media around the world and he is a leading speaker on reward, performance and human resource issues. He recently authored articles that include Differentiating Pay without Performance Ratings (Workspan), Three Secrets to Finding and Keeping the Best Millenial Employees (Chief Executive), Rewarding Great Ideas: Can Incentives Encourage Organizational Innovation? (WorldatWork Journal), Global Trends in Pay for Performance (Journal of Compensation and Benefits), The Talent Management Handbook (McGraw-Hill).

Mr. McMullen holds a bachelor’s of science in mathematics and an master’s of business administration from the University of Louisville. Previously, Mr. McMullen held senior compensation roles with KFC Corp. and Humana, Inc. He currently serves on the Chicago Compensation Association Board and has been a previous member for the WorldatWork Compensation Advisory Board, Reward Advisory Board and the Advisory Board for the Compensation and Benefits Review.