Bob Concannon
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Bob Concannon

Senior Client Partner
San Francisco

Bob Concannon is a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry and a member of the Firm’s CIO/ IT Officers Practice.

Mr. Concannon brings to Korn Ferry over 20 years of executive search experience, leading numerous CIO/IT organization and CTO/Engineering organization searches across all industries.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years; coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with F100, and FTSE top accounts.

Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, HP, Oracle, Estee Lauder, Levi Strauss, UnderArmour and FannieMae, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs.

Previously, Mr. Concannon served in executive sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation.

Published and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He also serves on the Board for HMG Strategy Group, a national CIO forum, and is honored to serve on the nominating committee at the Haas-Fisher graduate school of business, for CIO Lifetime Achievement Awards (given to Filippo Passerini, CIO at Procter & Gamble in 2012).

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.