David Burke

David Burke

Senior Client Partner


Mr. Burke has extensive experience in advising clients recruiting senior executives into Life Sciences, Professional Services, Industrial and Consumer organisations. He has partnered with both public and private equity backed companies locally and internationally on C-level, EVP, SVP and Director level assignments bringing exceptional talent to his clients.

Mr. Burke has a demonstrable track record in the small & medium enterprise sector where he is a trusted advisor to many privately owned and family businesses both in succession planning and talent acquisition. 

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Burke worked for over 7 years as Managing Partner of a boutique Search firm which, under his stewardship, doubled in size every 2 years. The business serviced the Life Sciences, Financial Services, Technology, Consumer and Professional Services sectors.

Mr. Burke’s earlier career saw him lead and manage a division of a global Recruitment Consultancy firm for 9 years. Mr. Burke previously held senior management roles at Apple Computer in Ireland and Johnson & Johnson in Australia.

Mr. Burke is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin having attained a B.Sc. (Honours) in Management Sciences. He holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Dublin Institute of Technology.