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Joanne Stroud, Ph.D.

Joanne Stroud, Ph.D.

Senior Partner


Ms. Stroud is a trusted advisor and coach to CEOs and senior executive teams aiming to achieve and sustain profitable business results. She is a thought leader and innovative solution designer in the human capital component of strategy creating high-performance leaders, talent, and cultures. Her depth of expertise is balanced with a strong business perspective gained from many years in executive roles.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Stroud was an assistant professor in the college of business at Northeastern Illinois University. She spent 20 years in global consulting organizations before starting her own firm.

Ms. Stroud provides solutions for succession management, top team alignment, assessment, talent strategy, employee engagement and leadership coaching. In her own practice, she served as the interim Chief Human Resources Officer at a Fortune 500 company. As a leader, she developed business, raised profitability, and developed talent in her region. Working with national, multi-national and global companies across most industries, Ms. Stroud specializes in matching talent solutions to the context and business drivers of her client organizations.

Ms. Stroud has received professional certifications in behavioral interviewing, leadership coaching, success profiling, change management, and numerous assessment solutions. She is a master trainer in interviewing and coaching, and has developed and implemented these globally.

Ms. Stroud earned her master’s and doctorate degrees at the Illinois Institute of Technology in industrial and organizational psychology. She received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology at Western Illinois University.