Korn Ferry
Lee Esler

Lee Esler

Leader, North America Technology Market


Lee Esler is the Leader of the North America Technology Market based in Korn Ferry’s Atlanta office.

Mr. Esler brings nearly twenty years of leadership consulting experience, with a strong focus on CEO and board searches.

Before Korn Ferry, Mr. Esler was with a global recruiting firm, where he led the technology practice and worked extensively on CEO, president, and board engagements across the technology spectrum. He also served as a core member of the board practice, as well as the business and professional services practice, where he gained significant experience leading CEO, managing director and president searches.

Previously, Mr. Esler spent three years at another global executive search and management consulting firm. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles at Compaq Computer Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Eastman Kodak Company. Prior to entering the executive search profession, he led a technology startup in the software and services space. 

Mr. Esler received his bachelor of arts in chemistry from Miami University (Ohio) and his masters of business administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of Georgia and the Atlanta FinTech Task Force.