Carolyn Vavrek
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Carolyn Vavrek

Senior Client Partner
San Francisco

Carolyn Vavrek has more than 25 years of diverse corporate and consulting experience in the field of leadership, human capital and mergers & acquisitions. She specializes in leadership selection / transition / onboarding, executive coaching, succession planning, board and top team effectiveness, organization design and change management.

Carolyn Vavrek is a Senior Client Partner based in Korn Ferry’s San Francisco office.

Ms. Vavrek has managed all aspects of large-scale HR and business transformations with a particular focus on leadership, governance and talent transition challenges.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Vavrek led the Americas Leadership Consulting Practice for another executive search firm where she advised CEOs, Senior Executives and Corporate Directors on leadership, governance and talent management issues.

Previously, Ms. Vavrek was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting, serving as the Human Capital West Coast M&A practice leader and HR Service Delivery leader. While at Deloitte, Ms. Vavrek helped develop the firm’s HR M&A methodology, adapting and creating progressive and pragmatic tools especially for rapid-growth organizations.

Ms. Vavrek also worked in industry at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersol. 

Ms. Vavrek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Penn State and a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.