Korn Ferry
Kim Severinsen

Kim Severinsen

Senior Director, Global Assessment COE


Kim Severinsen is the Senior Director, Global Assessment COE, based in the Dallas office. In this role, Kim is responsible for integrating and embedding Korn Ferry’s intellectual property and assessment tools across the business, working with external and internal opportunities in solutions and search.

Ms. Severinsen joined Futurestep in January 2012 to establish an Assessment Consulting practice in Australia. As Head of Assessment and Selection, she built a profitable and respected practice that contributed successfully to Futurestep Australia’s revenue.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry Futurestep, Ms. Severinsen successfully designed and implemented an enterprise-wide talent identification and selection assessment framework for a large Australasian insurance organization. Earlier in her career, she held a number of positions over a six year period with a multi-national recruitment, consulting and business psychology firm. She has extensive consulting and project management experience in areas such as recruitment and selection, talent identification, validation and development, job analysis and competency design, assessment and development centers and training design and facilitation.

Ms. Severinsen has partnered with global organizations in a variety of industries, including resources, retail, banking and finance, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, engineering and government, from both the private and public sectors.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington and a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Honours) from Massey University. Ms. Severinsen is an associate member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Australian Psychological Society (APS), an international affiliate of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP) in addition to being accredited in numerous global assessment tools and competency frameworks.