Mehrab Deboo
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Mehrab Deboo

Senior Client Partner
Chicago

Mehrab Deboo is a member of the Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise, based in the firms Chicago office.

Mr. Deboo has successfully managed over 550 searches in the following functional disciplines; operations, supply chain, distribution, logistics, manufacturing, quality, engineering/R&D, and general management. He has partnered with Fortune 500, Private Equity, Family Owned, and Venture Capital backed companies to build their leadership teams at the most senior levels.

Mr. Deboo has conducted a number of senior leadership assignments for companies that include: Akzo Nobel, Amtrak, Baxter, Belden, Bluestem Brands, Campbell’s Soup, Canadian National, Cargill, Carlson-Rezidor, Case New Holland, Conrail, CSX Corporation, Danaher, Diageo, Dover, Ecolab, Fiat, Fleetpride, Flowserve, General Motors, Halliburton, Heinz, IEH Auto, Jarden, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, Lululemon, Newell Brands, Norfolk Southern, Oshkosh Corporation, PACCAR, Pepsi, Remy International, TOMS Shoes, Tuesday Morning, Unilever, Whirlpool, and W.W. Grainger.

Mr. Deboo also works with top PE firms and privately held companies to recruit Presidents & Chief Operating Officers looking to drive Lean Enterprise transformations. He has worked with multiple private equity firms including, CD&R, The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, Grey Mountain Partners, KPCB, Madison Industries, New Mountain Capital, Peak Rock, Sterling Capital, TPG, and Wellspring Capital.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mehrab was a Principal within the Global Supply Chain & Operations Practice of another global management search firm for seven years. He started his career with a boutique search firm that focused on operations and supply chain work.

Mr. Deboo has extensive international and cross-cultural experience having spent eight years in Southeast Asia while living in Singapore.

Mr. Deboo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University.

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