Jacob Zabkowicz

Jacob Zabkowicz

Vice President & General Manager, RPO, North America

Jacob Zabkowicz is Vice President and General Manager, RPO in North America at Korn Ferry. Since joining the firm in 2013, he has held several roles of increasing responsibility.

Mr. Zabkowicz initially joined the company to lead Program Design and Implementation where he analyzed, solutioned and implemented a best-in-class talent acquisition process for each of Korn Ferry’s partnerships. There he focused on designing solutions and partnerships for all of the industry sectors; however, he began to specialize in life sciences, designing and implementing the solutions for both Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Regeneron.

In 2014, Mr. Zabkowicz took on a new challenge as the lead of Continuous Improvement for North America. In this role he was responsible for analyzing and assessing our current solutions and partnering with our operational teams to focus on ways to increase our effectiveness, promote cutting edge technology, and leverage Korn Ferry and Korn Ferry Intellectual property where possible. His team evaluated the uniqueness of the individual partner, considering culture, desired business outcomes, company strategies, hiring demands, process, and technology for each custom solution. 

Leveraging both his experience in Solution Design and Implementation as well as in Continuous Improvement, Mr. Zabkowicz took on the role of Client Development to ensure that we bring to life our intellectual property within our partnerships.

In 2016, he was asked to take on a new responsibility, leveraging his knowledge of the Life Sciences space and become the Vertical Leader for Korn Ferry in Life Sciences. In this role oversaw of all of the Life Sciences accounts in Korn Ferry North America and was responsible for ensuring their operational excellence and growth.

In 2017 Mr. Zabkowicz’s role expanded to include developing North America Solutions clients across all markets headquartered in NA that are global in nature.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, he held multiple leadership positions throughout many industry leading organizations. He was the Director of Solution Design and Implementation at Pinstripe, COBRA and Direct Bill Product Manager with WageWorks, Project Manager Consultant at Epic Systems, and has held management positions with DaimlerChrysler.

Mr. Zabkowicz holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Madison.