Debra Germaine
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Debra Germaine

Senior Client Partner

Debra Germaine is a Senior Client Partner in the Technology practice for Korn Ferry based in the Firm’s Boston office.

Ms. Germaine identifies high-caliber leaders who are compatible with specific client environments and driven to meet challenges.

Ms. Germaine serves clients ranging from emerging growth companies to the world’s premier public technology corporations. She assists clients primarily in the software and hardware industries. She also works across industries with companies whose strategic operations depend on sophisticated technologies and applications. Ms. Germaine has completed global assignments for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, presidents, board members, and functional vice presidents.

Ms. Germaine also works extensively with private equity clients in San Francisco, New York, and Boston. Her track record includes a focus on C-level assignments for firms and recruiting the Operating Executives that her private equity clients use across their portfolio companies.

Ms. Germaine has most recently been a Managing Partner and the co-Head of Global Practices/US Region with another large executive search firm.

Ms. Germaine developed a first-hand understanding of the industry’s talent requirements while with Digital Equipment Corporation where she created and headed the in-house executive search practice. She also led the Worldwide Resource and Information Systems Operations for the company’s Advanced Technology, Semiconductor, and Desktop divisions.

In 2008, Ms. Germaine was named to BusinessWeek’s list of the World’s Most Influential Headhunters. She also was profiled as a leading search consultant in The Career Makers: North America’s Top Executive Recruiters, published by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Ms. Germaine is active in several professional and non-profit organizations including the Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund Top 400 Club. She splits her time between the firm’s Boston and San Francisco offices.

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