Korn Ferry
John Mealia

John Mealia

Senior Client Partner


With over 20 years of search experience, Mr. Mealia focuses his recruiting efforts on placing high-impact, cross-functional executives within technology companies, as well as information system executives. He offers extensive experience to both client and vendor organizations serving the software, payments, outsourcing, electronic, communications and wireless industries.

Mr. Mealia is also a member of the Firm’s Financial Officers Center of Expertise, placing chief financial officers and senior executives in audit, compliance and tax. He has conducted numerous search assignments throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia.

As a member in the Firm’s Global Financial Services Market, Mr. Mealia works with clients placing cross-functional executives across banking and insurance organizations.

Before joining Korn Ferry in 2000, Mr. Mealia worked for a boutique search firm. He became a partner and helped grow that practice significantly over a seven-year period.

Prior to executive search, Mr. Mealia enjoyed a successful career with IBM, where he held senior sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility in both the U.S. and Canada.

An avid sportsman, Mr. Mealia is a former board member of the Golf Association of Ontario and active in a number of charitable organizations. He combines his passion for sport and executive search best practices to hire leaders in the world of sports (Commissioner, CFL; Executive Director, Golf Canada).

Mr. Mealia holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing and advertising from Indiana University.