Michelle Rutledge Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner

Toronto, 22 January 2024, - Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today announced that Michelle Rutledge has joined the firm as a senior client partner to lead the Real Estate practice in Canada and is also a senior member of the North American Travel, Hospitality, and Leisure Practice.

Rutledge will work with clients in Canada and the U.S. in private equity, investment management, sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, public and private owner-operator-developers, real estate investment trusts, and advisory firms, among other constituencies. 

Prior to Korn Ferry, Rutledge worked at a real estate executive search firm where she led the Canadian business and global hospitality practice. Rutledge has extensive experience partnering with clients across various industries including private equity, investment management, sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, and both public and private sectors.

“Michelle has a proven track record managing executive engagements across all real estate sectors, excelling in mandates related to CEO succession assignments,” said Anthony LoPinto, Managing Partner, Global Real Estate Practice, Korn Ferry. “Her expertise in sourcing and executing real estate and hospitality assignments is invaluable. We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to the firm.”

Rutledge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University.

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.


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