Arlene Kobayashi
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Arlene Kobayashi

Practice Leader, Finance and Accounting, Professional Search
Los Angeles

Arlene Kobayashi leads the North America Finance & Accounting Center of Expertise for Korn Ferry’s Professional Search Practice and is a member of Korn Ferry’s Global Financial Officers Practice.

Partnering with clients across all industry verticals, Arlene assists organizations in building best-in-class finance and accounting functions. She works with organizations of all types, including Fortune 500, private, publicly-traded, not-for-profit, government, start-ups and private equity backed companies. Core areas of expertise include: CFO’s, CAO’s, financial reporting, controllership, financial planning & analysis, tax, treasury, risk management, audit, compliance, M&A, corporate development and corporate strategy. ​

Ms. Kobayashi has well over a decade of executive search experience from both boutique and global search firms. Prior to her career in executive search, Arlene held progressive Finance leadership roles within both private and global multi-national organizations within the Financial Services, Insurance and Technology sectors.​

Arlene is an active member of Korn Ferry’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.​

Ms. Kobayashi graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Windsor and also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.