Maria Baker

Maria Baker

Director of Client Solutions


Maria Baker is a Director of Client Solutions with the Global Products Group for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, based in the Firm’s Minneapolis office.

Ms. Baker has been providing strategic Human Resource solutions since 1994 with specific expertise in employee benefits, human capital management, and human resource outsourcing to growth companies and enterprises. 

Ms. Baker’s extensive knowledge of the complex objectives and challenges facing HR and C-suite executives equips her as a trusted advisor who guides her clients in the midst of growth and change.   Ms. Baker has worked with privately held, public, start up, and Fortune 500 companies in numerous industries such as healthcare, technology, education, manufacturing, and retail.  Her collaborative approach with team mates, co-workers, and strategic partners builds a depth  and longevity in her client relationships.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Baker helped launch a local Professional Employer Organization as the vice president of sales, providing fully-integrated HR administrative solutions and insurance to growth firms.  She also held roles as director of strategic sales and account executive for Ceridian, and was both a sales executive and business owner during her tenure as an employee benefits broker. 

Ms. Baker’s experience has developed her knowledge in benefits plan design & compliance, payroll, HR technology, performance management, and leadership development.

Ms. Baker is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and holds an agent license in life/health and property casualty.