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Los Angeles, Friday, September 16, 2016 – Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, today announced that Steve Safier has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s New York office.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Dr. Safier was Chief Human Resources Officer at Panasonic North America as well as the President of Panasonic North America Health and Wellness Solutions. In the latter role, he focused on developing innovative software solutions for the B2B and B2C health care business, including remote patient monitoring. Dr. Safier led several employee and contractor teams in the US, India and Eastern Europe.
Previously, as Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer at Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust (SFAFT), he worked extensively on the turnaround and international expansion of this independent, franchisee-led organization charged with delivering global profitable sales for SUBWAY®, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, with locations in 84 countries.
Dr. Safier began his consulting career at Korn Ferry, where he worked for nearly 20 years, serving as Consultant and then Partner.. Here he helped clients develop and execute practical, actionable business solutions.
“With over two decades of experience, Steve brings deep, diverse expertise in multiple areas including HR transformation, executive coaching, organization design, leadership development, talent selection, performance management and compensation,” said Lewis Rusen, President, North America, Korn Ferry. “We are delighted to welcome him back to the team.”
Mr. Safier has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Touro College.
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