Korn Ferry
Paul Charles

Paul Charles

Senior Client Partner

San Francisco

Paul Charles is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry. Splitting his time between San Francisco and New York, he is a senior member of the Firm’s Global Asset Management Practice. Additionally, he is a core member of Korn Ferry’s Legal & Compliance and Risk Practices.

Mr. Charles has worked in executive search in excess of seventeen years. He has a prominent reputation in the asset management industry as a result of his extensive experience working with a broad range of multi-national and boutique asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms.

Mr. Charles’ search work has included placing C-suite, Board of Directors, institutional and retail distribution, consultant relations, investor relations, marketing and product development professionals. He also has specialist expertise placing General Counsels, Chief Compliance Officers and Chief Risk Officers.

He is a respected authority in human capital management and is a frequent speaker and author on asset management trends.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Charles spent eight years at Heidrick & Struggles where he was a Partner in the Global Asset & Wealth Management Practice. There he won several awards, including “Principal of the Year” for the Americas.

Mr. Charles earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the West of England, in the United Kingdom.