Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.

Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.

Senior Client Partner, Assessment & Succession

New York

Miriam Nelson is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s New York office where she serves on the leadership team for Assessment and Succession Solutions for North America.

Ms. Nelson’s expertise is in partnering with Fortune 500 organizations in the creation of targeted solutions for individual contributors through high potential and senior level executive leaders, with a particular expertise in the General Manager role in organizations. She also leads Korn Ferry’s innovations around simulations as a critical assessment tool.

Miriam has worked with organizations in succession planning, leadership assessment, leadership development and high potential development. An executive assessment and development expert, she manages worldwide development teams crafting cutting-edge solutions that are integrated across the entire talent system to ensure the desired business results and impact. Her experience spans a wide variety of industries including consumer, financial services, pharma, insurance, and management consulting.

Miriam joined Korn Ferry in 2017, having served as a partner and practice leader for Aon Hewitt’s Leadership Assessment and Development practice in North America. In that role, she was responsible for the strategy, growth and thought leadership in leadership assessment and development, including executive succession, team effectiveness, and human capital strategy. She also provided leadership support for Aon Hewitt’s Global Leadership Council, Top Companies for Leaders, and Talent Council.

Miriam holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Arts degree in Applied Psychology from Hofstra University, and Bachelors degrees in Business and also Psychology from American University.