Korn Ferry
David Gudanowski, Ph.D.

David Gudanowski, Ph.D.

Senior Partner


David Gudanowski is a Senior Partner for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, based in the firm’s London office.

Mr. Gudanowski brings twenty years experience as a talent management consultant and business leader in the areas of succession and talent management, competency modeling, leadership assessment and development and executive coaching. Working with senior management and executive teams, Mr. Gudanowski specializes in the design and implementation of pragmatic customized succession management programs that align with organizational strategies.

Known as a trusted advisor, Mr. Gudanowski is an expert and thought leader in multinational assessment design and implementation, tailored for global and local cultural needs. He greatly enjoys the opportunities to then engage in the delivery of these programs as a facilitator and executive coach.

Having worked with leaders from every continent, Mr. Gudanowski has lived in Europe since the late 1990’s where his work has taken him across the globe with a focus on Europe and the Middle East. He has experience working with clients and organizations in a variety of industries including life sciences, oil and gas, energy and utilities, financial services, industrial goods and services, and telecommunications.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Gudanowski was an human resource business partner for Lincoln National Life Insurance and with Oakland County Personnel Department in the United States.

Mr. Gudanowski is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Mr. Gudanowski earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from Central Michigan University.