Brendan Gallagher

Brendan Gallagher

Managing Associate, Nonprofit & Higher Education Practice


Mr. Gallagher is a Managing Associate in Korn Ferry’s Philadelphia office serving the Education and Nonprofit Practice. In this role, Mr. Gallagher is responsible for sourcing and screening potential candidates in addition to providing market data and industry hiring trends. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, he spent five years as a Recruiting Relationship Manager with Wharton MBA Career Management.

Focusing specifically on the investment management industry, he was responsible for all business development metrics, client management, MBA student consultation and company marketing strategies. During his tenure as Recruiting Relationship Manager, he grew the hedge fund and mutual fund verticals to be an industry hiring leader through new fund relationships and student engagement.

Mr. Gallagher served as a member of the Wharton Hedge Fund Network, an alumni professional group and traveled internationally to source new client opportunities.

Prior to Wharton, he worked in collegiate athletics for four years at the University of Pennsylvania where he oversaw program design, competitive recruiting efforts, student-athlete guidance and alumni development efforts.

He received his bachelors and masters from The College of New Jersey and completed a post-baccalaureate degree in management from the Wharton School of Business. He is currently a Board member of the TCNJ Alumni Association and is involved with student-athlete mentorship.