Korn Ferry
Jeff Hocking

Jeff Hocking

Regional Market Leader, North America, Technology

San Francisco

Jeff Hocking is the Regional Market Leader for Technology responsible for leading the executive search, Leadership Development and Emerging Leaders (Futurestep) practices across North America. He is also a member of the Board and CEO practice and the Marketing Center of Expertise.

Starting with Korn Ferry in 1997, Mr. Hocking is focused on recruiting senior executives across the software, hardware, networking, semiconductor and outsourcing industries.

Mr. Hocking has worked with premier technology companies, top-tier venture capital firms and leading private equity firms to recruit board members, chief executive officers and other senior executives across all other functions. Additionally, he is responsible for managing Korn Ferry teams who work with the Firm’s major accounts within the technology industry.

Mr. Hocking was previously the Global Leader of the Systems and Devices Sector. Prior to this he spent eight years leading Korn Ferry’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, where he led one of the most profitable regions for the Firm.

Mr. Hocking joined Korn Ferry from the Internet Capital Group, where he was vice president of executive recruiting. In this role, he led all senior executive searches for ICG’s West Coast partner companies.

Prior to ICG, Mr. Hocking was a Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Silicon Valley office.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Hocking was a manager in Booz Allen & Hamilton’s worldwide commercial business, and served in human resources roles for several technology companies.

Mr. Hocking holds a master's degree in labor and industrial relations and a bachelor's degree in social sciences from Michigan State University. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors for Enterprise for High School Students, a non-profit that assists high school students in learning job search skills and obtaining employment.