Korn Ferry
Bradford Marion

Bradford Marion

Global Sector Leader, Automotive


With more than 25 years of executive search experience, Mr. Marion has conducted over 500 senior level assignments. His automotive industry experience includes extensive work with General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler and other OEMs. He has helped rebuild the Boards of Directors at Delphi, Visteon, Cooper Standard Automotive, Dura Automotive, as well as conducting Board work at Ford Motor Company, Navistar and others in the industry.

Mr. Marion has a broad base of global experience across the automotive supplier base, including CEO/COO work as well as key regional or functional leaders for suppliers.

He leads a team of 20+ professionals across the world who are working in the automotive industry, with extensive experience at identifying and recruiting the best potential global talent. Mr. Marion has also done work in the aftermarket, specialty vehicle, retail and commercial vehicle sectors.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2001, Mr. Marion was a partner with a major international executive search firm. His background also includes seven years with a regional search firm, and eight years of line management experience in manufacturing engineering, operations and sales/ marketing with Colt Industries, a multi-national industrial company.

Mr. Marion holds a master's of business administration in marketing from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He also has a bachelor's of environmental science degree from Cornell University.