Darryl Smith
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Darryl Smith

Senior Client Partner

Darryl Smith is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Chicago office. He focuses on diversity, inclusion, and talent optimization.

Mr. Smith brings more than 13 years of experience to his role, to collaborate with clients to understand their culture, challenges, and objectives, to craft measurable strategies that accelerate development and continuous engagement at all levels within the organization.

His background in human capital development and consulting enables him to establish strong value-added partnerships with his clients. 

Mr. Smith’s work has primarily focused on talent optimization strategies, including diversity, inclusion, engagement and performance management training and consulting. Earlier in his career, he worked for various fortune 500 companies in business development, training and management functions.

Mr. Smith serves on the board of several, not for profit organizations and has a strong commitment to mentoring inner city Chicago youth. Mr. Smith holds a master’s degree in business administration from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor’s of science degree in business management, with an emphasis in information systems, from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.