Korn Ferry
Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall

Global Managing Director, Corporate Affairs

New York

Richard S. Marshall is the Global Managing Director of the Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise at Korn Ferry based out of the New York and San Francisco offices. He leads the Firm’s specialty practice which focuses on corporate communications, investor relations and government affairs.

His recent client work includes placing the Chief Communications Officers at Alibaba, PepsiCo, L’Oreal USA, the National Football League, among other Fortune 100 organizations.

Marshall brings more than 20 years of experience as a practitioner in the corporate communications and public affairs functions.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2005, Marshall was vice president, communications at The Home Depot. In that role, he served as the Chief Communications Officer and oversaw media relations, internal communications, executive communications, events management and corporate social responsibility.

Marshall previously held senior leadership positions with Silicon Graphics (SGI), serving as head of worldwide public relations. He also led the corporate communications function at Subaru of America Inc., the Asian automotive nameplate, during the brand’s successful turnaround and repositioning that resulted in it being named “Most Improved Car Company in the World” by The Financial Times.

Earlier in his career, Marshall worked in the political arena in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Indiana, serving as ombudsman for one of the state’s largest economic development projects. In the private sector, he served as a regional marketing manager for USA TODAY.

Marshall holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University and later did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and serves on several community and volunteer boards.