Senior Client Partner

Bill Westwood is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry based in the Firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Westwood's work primarily focuses on executive assessment, executive coaching and succession planning. 

Since joining Korn Ferry in 2000, Mr. Westwood has focused on C-suite coaching and assessment and CEO succession planning for a broad array of clients, including a significant number of health care clients such as hospital systems, associations and stand-alone facilities, including the American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, the College of American Pathologists, Froedert Health, Guthrie Clinic, HonorHealth,  Presbyterian Health System, Sanford Health, and Versiti.

Mr. Westwood came to Korn Ferry from Motorola, where he was director of global leadership and organization development for the Communications Enterprise, the largest single business unit within Motorola. Mr. Westwood played a critical role in designing a state-of-the-art leadership supply process for the company. He drove change in the areas of organization design, leadership assessment, and succession planning. His experience also included executive coaching, career planning, and development of Motorola executives.

Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Westwood was a principal and a human resources strategist for two international consulting organizations. During his tenure as a consultant, he served clients in virtually every industry and sector.

He began his professional career managing contracts and IT projects for Chicago and San Francisco city governments.

Mr. Westwood holds a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University, a master's degree in sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from New College in Sarasota, Florida.

He is a native of Montana and a competitive age group distance runner.