Adam Walz

Adam Walz


San Francisco

Adam Walz is a Principal for Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Walz has extensive experience in leadership development, team facilitation, and performance improvement across different global markets. He completed a 5-year expatriate assignment based in Hong Kong, supporting a range of talent management solutions to various international markets.

Mr. Walz has deep expertise designing integrated solutions to accelerate the growth of leaders across all levels. He has partnered with Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies in the consumer goods, financial services, industrial services, insurance, manufacturing, health care, technology products and services, and telecommunications industries. 

Mr. Walz adds value to every conversation with his intuition, humor, and strong interpersonal skills. He has an excellent understanding of human resource development principles and consistently demonstrates how to connect theory to practice in order to produce high-impact programs for clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Walz served as the director of leadership development for Greater China for PDI Ninth House, now a Korn Ferry company. His professional history includes working as a senior consultant in the leadership development solutions practice area and in instructional design roles for PDI Ninth House based in Minneapolis, MN. Before that, he worked for TCF National Bank in their customer service division.

Mr. Walz is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, the Association for Talent Development, and the World Institute of Action Learning.

He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees with honors in human resource development with an emphasis in educational psychology and business management from the University of Minnesota.