Korn Ferry
Cathryn Gabor

Cathryn Gabor

Principal, Global Industrial Practice, Energy, Financial Officers, Human Resources


Ms. Gabor brings over 25 years industry experience where she led global Human Resources for Fortune 500 organizations.

She plays an integral role in building human capital by placing C-level executives into her various client organizations.

Ms. Gabor also brings a wealth of knowledge and executive search experience across the Energy market (upstream, midstream, downstream, oilfield services, trading, banking and private equity), Financial Officers and HR functions.

Previously, Ms. Gabor was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for an $8B global logistics company, owned by a major private equity firm. She led Americas HR across multiple countries, supporting a union and non-union employee population of over 25,000.

Prior, Ms. Gabor was Managing Partner and Co-Owner of a boutique executive search firm with a focus on finding diverse talent for Fortune 500 clients.

Ms. Gabor also worked as Senior Vice President for an international Fortune 15 Financial Services firm in New York where she led Talent Management.

Ms. Gabor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wheaton College. She is also a certified facilitator of “Taking the Stage,” a leadership program for women.

Ms. Gabor is also a graduate of Darden’s executive education program on Change Management, Wharton’s executive education program on Competitive Business Strategies, and IMD’s executive education program on Finance.

Ms. Gabor is an active Member of the Houston Zoo and related conservation charities in Zimbabwe, Africa.