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LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 – Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that Marnie Smith has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner, Industrial. She will be based out of the Calgary office.
Ms. Smith joins the firm from Macquarie Group, where she spent the past 10 years in investment banking, most recently as Managing Director & Head of Canadian Energy. Prior to joining Macquarie, Ms. Smith was part of the Energy Investment Banking team at a boutique Canadian investment bank, covering domestic and international oil and gas and energy services companies. She also spent time in equities research with a Canadian investment bank specializing in the energy sector.
During her tenure in capital markets, Ms. Smith specialized in public and private companies in the Oil and Gas Upstream, Energy Infrastructure and Midstream, and Energy Services sectors. She has extensive experience working with North American and global energy companies’ executives and boards through the provision of strategic and M&A advice; financing solutions; corporate and asset valuation; and transaction evaluation, execution and negotiations.
“Marnie brings to the firm exceptional knowledge of the energy industry and unique insights into its future. Her commitment to excellence is apparent not only in her deep industrial specialization, but also in her leadership in professional development organizations,” said Yannick Binvel, President, Global Industrial Practice, Korn Ferry. “Marnie is a fantastic addition to our Global Energy practice.”
Ms. Smith is actively involved in the community, supporting several organizations including UNICEF and Women in Capital Markets (WCM), where she is the Co-Chair of the Calgary chapter.
She received a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction and a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, with Distinction from the University of Calgary. Ms. Smith also holds a Master’s of Finance from INSEAD.
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