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George Atkinson

George Atkinson

Senior Client Partner


Over the course of his career in executive search, Mr. Atkinson has worked with Fortune 500 corporations as well as early-stage high growth companies. While he has served publicly traded organizations, he has extensive experience and knowledge of the nuances involved in recruiting for privately held and private equity-backed ventures.

A member of Korn Ferry's Human Resources Center of Expertise since its inception in 1998, Mr. Atkinson focuses primarily on the recruitment of senior-level generalists in a variety of service and manufacturing industries. He has also led multiple assignments for functional experts in compensation and benefits, talent management and organizational development.

Recent clients include DePaul University, Aurora Healthcare, Hill-Rom, Safway Services, Johnson Controls, Grainger and Danaher.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 1996, Mr. Atkinson served as a Territory Manager for Baxter Healthcare. He also worked in marketing for Wilson Sporting Goods, as well as in strategic planning with Sears Roebuck & Company.

Mr. Atkinson holds a Master of Management degree from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He is an active board member of the Springboard Foundation, which supports small, underfunded and grass-roots after-school programs in Chicago's most impoverished neighborhoods. He and his family live on the north side of Chicago.