Korn Ferry
Michael C. Hyter

Michael C. Hyter

Managing Director

Washington, D.C.

Michael C. Hyter is an Office Managing Director with Korn Ferry. In this role, Mr. Hyter leads Search, Korn Ferry Hay Group, and FutureStep for Korn Ferry’s Washington, DC and Reston, VA offices.

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

Mr. Hyter’s previous experience includes a wide range of human resources and leadership positions at the Dayton Hudson Corporation. In 1992, he became vice president of community, government affairs, and public relations for sixty-three Dayton’s, Hudson’s, and Marshall Field’s stores.

In 1996 Mr. Hyter joined J. Howard & Associates. Mr. Hyter went on to become president and COO of J. Howard & Associates’ parent company, Novations Group, and in 2006, became its president and CEO. The firm merged with Global Lead Management Consultants in 2010 to form Global Novations which was acquired by Korn Ferry in 2012.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hyter has worked closely with executives in Fortune 1000 companies, helping organizations grow and enhance their business through innovative talent management programs. Mr. Hyter’s work with executives in Fortune 1000 companies has resulted in organization-wide initiatives that have enhanced the business objectives of those organizations. He has also helped them expand that work into their worldwide subsidiaries. This 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. Mr. Hyter was recognized by Savoy Magazine in 2016 as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.