Korn Ferry
Louis Montgomery

Louis Montgomery

Executive Search, Human Resources Center of Excellence

Washington, D.C.

Louis Montgomery Jr. leads Korn Ferry’s HR Executive Search Practice for the Mid-Atlantic and South Region and is co-leading it’s Chief Diversity Officer Practice Nationally. He is a member of the firm’s Global Human Resources Center of Expertise He specializes in placing senior HR leaders, senior Diversity & Inclusion leaders as well as helping organizations to leverage other Korn Ferry resources including leadership and talent consulting and mid-level recruiting.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Montgomery served as Senior Managing Director at another search firm. Previously, Mr. Montgomery was Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Serco Inc. a global government services provider.

He has successfully placed leaders in many sectors including Consumer Goods, Government Contracting, Associations and others.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Montgomery worked in a variety of Human Resources roles encompassing manufacturing, sales, talent acquisition and diversity/ inclusion. He worked for several major Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Celanese. Pepsico, Kraft Foods, Altria and the AES Corporation where he developed a strong track record of building relationships and supporting business strategy.

He has held a variety of positions including Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Talent Acquisition and Chief Diversity Officer.

He is also the author of “A Year’s Worth of Inspiration” published in December 2011. The book highlights some of Louis’ keen observations and insights gleaned from everyday experiences.

He graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Industrial and Labor Relations. Also while at Cornell he was a Varsity Letter winner in Football and Track and achieved all Conference Honors in Track.

Louis was honored with an induction into the Christian Brothers College High School Hall of Fame and he remains active in their Alumni Association. He has also coached Little League Baseball, Football and Youth Soccer.