Deon Barber

Deon Barber

Vice President, Portfolio Management


Deon Barber is Vice President of Portfolio Management, North America. In this role he is responsible for managing the Project Resourcing Solutions portfolio of Korn Ferry's RPO and Professional Search business.

Mr. Barber brings to Korn Ferry extensive experience establishing recruiting and delivery offerings in North America and South East Asia for multiple reputable businesses over a twenty year period.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2015, he held a key executive leadership position for Artech, the tenth largest Information Technology Company in North America. He was responsible for strategic development and growth of its technology offering in the Central region.

Previously, Mr. Barber was Senior Vice President of The Bartech Group, a global leader in Workforce Solutions. He played a pivotal role in developing and executing talent acquisition solutions in the IT and Engineering fields which experienced significant growth. He was also Global Vice President for RCG Global Services.

Mr. Barber was the founder of a contingency and search firm specializing in IT and Life Sciences. He is also the founder of two non-profit organizations supporting underserved communities. He is currently a chapter board member of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) focused on developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

Mr. Barber attended McDaniel College for undergraduate studies while continuing his advanced studies at Howard University.