Joe Griesedieck

Joe Griesedieck

Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Global Board & CEO Services

San Francisco

With more than 35 years in the executive search profession, Mr. Griesedieck is considered to be one of the industry’s premier leaders. 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.

Mr. Griesedieck has assisted in placing over 100 Directors on leading U.S. public and private company boards, including such companies as AECOM, Blue Shield of California, Cerner Corporation, Citigroup, Con-way Inc., HSBC NA, Jacobs Engineering Group, McKesson Corp., Molson-Coors Brewing Co., Pacific Life, Plantronics, URS Corporation and Tiffany, Inc.

Mr. Griesedieck’s prior experience includes two terms as chief executive officer of Spencer Stuart. He began his career in the executive search industry with Russell Reynolds Associates in 1979, establishing that firm’s offices in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.

Prior to entering the executive search profession, Mr. Griesedieck was a group vice president with Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and spent a number of years with the Falstaff Brewing Corporation, concluding his tenure as President & Chief Operating Officer. He also served as a director of that NYSE company.

Mr. Griesedieck is a past honoree of the “Directorship 100”, the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom.

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

Mr. Griesedieck is a graduate of Brown University.