Joseph E. Griesedieck

Joseph E. Griesedieck

Vice Chairman, Managing Director,
Board & Chief Executive Officer Services

San Francisco

Joseph E. Griesedieck is the Vice Chairman at Korn Ferry as well as Managing Director, Board & Chief Executive Officer Services, based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Griesedieck is considered to be one of the industry’s premier leaders. He has nearly 40 years in the executive search profession.

Prior to entering the executive search profession, he was a group vice president with Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. He served as president and COO of the Falstaff Brewing Corporation, He also served as a director of this NYSE company. 

His primary focus at Korn Ferry is on Board consulting, working with public and private company chairmen and governance committee chairs across multiple industries to assist them with planning for Board and CEO succession, Director recruiting and Board effectiveness.

He was formerly named by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) to the “Directorship 100,” recognizing the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom. 

Mr. Griesedieck is a graduate of Brown University. He is a member of the Board of Strategic Partnerships, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based business services company.