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LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2015 – Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Michael DeSimone has joined the firm as Co-Regional Sector Leader of the Professional Services Practice in North America. He will be based in the firm’s Reston office.
Mr. DeSimone joins Korn Ferry from a global executive recruiting firm where he served as Vice Chairman, working closely with professional services clients. His focus has been in technology and business services, including searches in cloud services, analytics, enterprise application services, infrastructure services, outsourcing & consulting.
Mr. DeSimone brings to Korn Ferry an 18-year track record of success in the search industry, which includes leading multiple C-level, EVP/SVP, and Partner-level assignments for an array of companies in the Fortune 500, as well as private equity and venture capital-backed providers.
“Mike brings to Korn Ferry nearly two decades of professional services experience, establishing strong relationships with many of the top leaders driving this space,” said Doug Charles, President, Americas, Korn Ferry. “Mike’s understanding of the talent and leadership issues impacting today’s professional services market, combined with his track record of success in placing top tier leaders that drive positive results, will be a great fit for our clients.”
Previously, Mike was Executive Vice President with another large executive search firm, where he led the firm's Professional Services and Outsourcing Practice.
Mr. DeSimone authors a widely read annual professional services industry compensation study and he regularly speaks with clients and investors about talent themes in the professional services industry.
He graduated from Davidson College where he was a Division 1 All Southern Conference and Southeast Region baseball selection.
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