Jon Barney

Jon Barney

Senior Client Partner


Jon Barney is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Industrial Market, based out the Washington D.C. office.

Mr. Barney brings twenty years of experience placing senior leaders across global aerospace, defense, industrial, technology and government organizations, many of which are Fortune 500 companies. His expertise spans corporate strategy, executive assessment and organizational assessment to competitive analysis, M&A, and leadership development.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Barney served as Managing Director at Avascent, a Washington, D.C. strategy consulting firm focused on government driven markets and as an Associate at Booz Allen. Previously, he served as Executive Director at another firm where he was leading search and assessment across aerospace, defense, and industrial markets.

Mr. Barney is a frequent speaker and global business issues having appeared in The Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Financial Times, CNBC, and CSIS.

Mr. Barney received his MBA from Harvard and his B.S. with Honors in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy. He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.; Harvard and Harvard Business School Clubs of Washington, D.C.; Great Falls Rotary Club; and a Former Advisor to Fairholme Capital Management.