Rick Sklarin
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Rick Sklarin

Senior Client Partner
San Francisco

Rick Sklarin is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Silicon Valley practice and a member of the firm’s Global Technology and Professional Services Practices.

Mr. Sklarin specializes in placing Chief Sales Officers and Sales executives in software and services leadership roles. He is a leader in Korn Ferry’s Sales Officers Practice and renowned thought leader in the evolution of enterprise sales leadership roles.

Mr. Sklarin works with Fortune 500 Technology companies, mid-market firms as well as venture capital and Private Equity backed firms in software and services firms.

Mr. Sklarin, in addition to his Chief Sales Officer placements has also successfully completed assignments for executive leadership roles including: CEO, President, General Manager, and Chief Marketing Officer.

Mr. Sklarin started his career in Executive Search at Korn Ferry. He rejoined the firm after 4 years at another leading executive search firm where he was a Partner in their technology and professional services practices, based in Silicon Valley.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Sklarin was a Pre-IPO Partner at Accenture working in the Communications, Media and Technology Strategy Practice. He focused his consulting career on helping technology companies build all go-to-market business capabilities.

Mr. Sklarin earned his M.B.A., with Distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He earned an A.B. in economics from Stanford University.