Melanie Kusin
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Melanie Kusin

Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services
New York

Melanie Kusin is Vice Chairman, CEO and Board Services of Korn Ferry, based in the New York office.

Ms. Kusin has completed CEO searches across the global consumer space including FMCG, restaurants, retailers, and other product and service businesses, for Fortune 500 companies, privately held corporations and private equity firms.  She also places board directors for major public corporations along with advising on succession management.

In addition to her search experience, Ms. Kusin has authored articles and research around CEO succession and CEO’s relationships with their boards.  She has been a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN and the Harvard Business Review.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2010, Ms. Kusin served as Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, where she also led the Global Consumer Practice. 

Earlier in Ms. Kusin’s career, she was in account management at Ogilvy & Mather, the leading global advertising agency, managing assignments for global packaged goods companies.

Ms. Kusin earned her MBA from Tulane University and her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University. 

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