Korn Ferry
Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Sector Leader, Retail & Wholesale, Korn Ferry Futurestep


Justin Smith is the Sector Leader for Retail & Wholesale in the Consumer  Market for Futurestep North America. He is a trusted adviser to clients focused on understanding their business in the context of their unique culture and talent acquisition needs.

Mr. Smith brings to Futurestep over 15 years of experience in executive level recruitment with deep expertise in the retail and wholesale industries. He has worked across the Consumer, Retail, and Wholesale  Markets internationally with functional expertise placing executives in Merchandising, Planning, Product Design & Development, Global Sourcing, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Legal, Operations, Strategy & New Business Development, and Supply Chain leadership roles.

Before joining Futurestep, Mr. Smith was a Human Resources Supply Chain leader at Nestle Waters North America. Earlier in his career, he led executive recruitment and the corporate recruiting teams at Collective Brands, Inc. (multi-billion footwear conglomerate including Payless ShoeSource and former owner of Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Stride Rite and Keds) and QVC, Inc. ($8.6 billion video and ecommerce retailer).

Mr. Smith earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Cornell University.