Korn Ferry
Keith Deussing

Keith Deussing

Senior Client Partner, Board & CEO Services


Keith Deussing is a senior client partner at Korn Ferry’s Princeton office.

Mr. Deussing serves as a core member of the firm's Board & CEO Services practice, and the CFO Center of Expertise

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, he has served on the Americas Leadership Team (ALT) and as an office managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles working in their Board, CEO & CFO Practices.

He joined the firm following the acquisition by Heidrick & Struggles of IronHill Partners, a nationally recognized retained executive search firm he founded with offices throughout North America.

Advising technology, industrial, and services businesses on talent, Mr. Deussing is a specialist in Board & CEO and CFO recruitment, and top grading talent across the executive bench. He specializes in recruiting and consulting to the Boards, CEOs and leadership teams of private equity sponsored enterprises, family businesses and rapidly expanding public growth companies having led over 300 assignments in the intricacies of succession planning, confidential recruitment, and in-depth assessments of senior executive teams and boards.

Mr. Deussing graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He served as a CPA at Arthur Andersen LLP. He is an active community board member, youth sports coach and school trustee. Mr. Deussing is a featured guest on SiriusXM Business Radio, is certified in the viaEDGE™ assessment of learning agility and serves as an accredited Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).