Korn Ferry
John Mealia

John Mealia

Senior Client Partner


John Mealia is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry’s Toronto office. He is the Canadian leader for the firm’s Global Technology Market and an active member in the firm’s Global Financial Services Market.

Mr. Mealia is also a member of the firm’s Financial Officers Center of Expertise, placing chief financial officers and senior executives in audit, compliance and tax.

Before joining Korn Ferry in 2000, he worked for a boutique search firm. Prior to executive search, he enjoyed a successful career with IBM. 

Mr. Mealia focuses his recruiting efforts on placing high-impact, cross-functional executives within technology companies, as well as information system executives. He offers extensive experience to both client and vendor organizations serving the software, payments, outsourcing, electronic, communications and wireless industries.

He has conducted numerous search assignments throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. 

Mr. Mealia holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing and advertising from Indiana University. He is a former board member of the Golf Association of Ontario and active in a number of charitable organizations. He combines his passion for sport and executive search best practices to hire leaders in the world of sports (Commissioner, CFL; Executive Director, Golf Canada).