Alex Martin

Alex Martin

Global Sector Leader, Industrial Manufacturing
Senior Client Partner


Alex Martin is Global Sector Leader for Industrial Manufacturing for Korn Ferry’s Global Industrial Market. Based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, he is also a Senior Client Partner and member of the Private Equity Center of Excellence, and Board and CEO practice.

During his more than ten years as an executive search and talent consultant, Mr. Martin has completed hundreds of searches for C-level executives and has completed numerous executive assessment projects for clients in the industrial sector. His clients included large multinational conglomerates, middle market manufacturing companies, and portfolio companies of leveraged buyout and venture capital firms.

Previously, he was the director of corporate development at Carlisle Companies, a diversified manufacturing company based in North Carolina, where he was responsible for corporate mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Earlier, Mr. Martin had profit and loss responsibility as business director for a European division of Chemtura Corporation, a global specialty chemical manufacturer. Under his leadership, the business successfully implemented a 100-day post-merger integration plan, received Class A Enterprise Resource Planning certification, increased sales from new products and increased shareholder value significantly.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Martin’s experience includes marketing and product development with Procter & Gamble and Danaher, where he developed expertise with advanced practices in rapid product development and commercialization, six sigma, and lean manufacturing.

Mr. Martin received a master’s in business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s of science degree, cum laude, in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of German.