Michael C. Hyter

Michael C. Hyter

Managing Partner


Michael Hyter is a Managing Partner with Korn Ferry. In this role, Mr. Hyter oversees our Executive Search, RPO and Professional Search, and Advisory businesses in Washington, DC.

Mr. Hyter is an accomplished senior executive, leadership consultant, and thought leader specializing in the development of enterprise leaders and their next generation successors.

Mr. Hyter joined Korn Ferry in 2012, after the acquisition of Global Novations, where he served as President and Managing Partner.

For over 25 years, Mr. Hyter has served as a trusted advisor to senior leaders in a variety of industries. 

Mr. Hyter brings a wealth of experience to the firm in the area of CEO Succession, Chief Executive Institute, Executive to Leadership Institute, and strategic Diversity and Inclusion consulting.

Mr. Hyter’s work with executives in Fortune1000 companies has helped those organizations grow and enhance their businesses through innovative talent management programs.

Mr. Hyter’s work has been underscored by the belief that one of the most effective ways to impact an organization’s bottom line is by growing and developing the talent within the organization.

A successful author, Mr. Hyter’s most recent publication is The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Your Career (2011). He is also co-author of The Power of Inclusion: Unlock the Potential and Productivity of Your Workforce, published by Wiley in 2005. He has published extensive articles in publications including the 2004 Handbook of Business Strategy, Director’s Monthly, Profiles in Diversity Journal, and Inc. Mr. Hyter is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and is the former Chair of the ELC Foundation. He also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC. Mr. Hyter was recognized by Savoy Magazine in 2016 and 2018 as one of the Top 100 most influential blacks in Corporate America.