Eric Neumann

Eric Neumann

Senior Partner


Eric Neumann is a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Here he oversees not only the overall Chicago assessment practice, but is also the global product manager for the Firm’s Mid-Level Leader Readiness Assessment offering. Mr. Neumann also serves as the lead for Korn Ferry’s Energy practice.

Mr. Neumann came to Korn Ferry through the acquisition of PDI Ninth House. There he held diverse roles including Executive Consultant, Director of Client Solutions, and Assistant  GM with the consulting staff reporting to him. Prior to PDI Ninth House he was a consultant at Medina and Thompson, PRADCO and Barrett and Associates and an instructor at the University of Akron. Mr. Neumann is a 9 time recipient of PDI Ninth House’s Chairman’s award for consulting and client management. 

Mr. Neumann’s expertise is strategic talent management and over the course of his career he has worked with multiple companies across several industries to design and implement cutting edge talent solutions. He is one of the Firm’s most experienced and sought after executive assessors, coaches, and global client managers. And he has hired and trained some of the Firm’s most successful consultants.

In a career spanning over 25 years Mr. Neumann has developed expertise in the delivery of succession planning initiatives, assessment, multi-rater feedback and executive coaching and has delivered these services on 5 continents. As a global client manager Mr. Neumann has managed relationships with some of the Firm’s largest clients, leading teams of consultants as large as 85. 

Mr. Neumann holds both doctorate and masters degrees in Industrial Organizational psychology from the University of Akron and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Montclair State.