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 Financial Officer Center of Expertise.

Partnering with clients across all industry verticals, she assists organizations in building best-in-class finance functions. She works with organizations of all types, including Fortune 500, private, publicly-traded, not-for-profit, government 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 over a decade of executive search experience from both boutique and global recruitment firms.  Prior to her career in executive search, she has over 10 years of progressive experience in Finance roles within both private and global multi-national organizations.

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