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Sarah Deckey

Sarah Deckey

Principal, Global Consumer, Retail Sector

New York

Sarah Wallace Deckey is a Principal in Korn Ferry’s global consumer and retail sector, with particular expertise in fashion/apparel/luxury. She is based in the firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining the executive search industry, Ms. Deckey held senior executive roles spanning strategy, business development, licensing international planning/operations, and sales at VF Corporation, Kellwood and The Donna Karan Company. She also spent 4 years at Citigroup (then Salomon Smith Barney) in equity research, covering textiles, apparel, and footwear.

In delivering integrated talent management solutions, Ms. Deckey partners with a diverse client base as an advisor focused on building and developing effective leadership teams at senior executive levels. Assignments span the C-suite, with an emphasis on Senior Commercial, Marketing, Merchandising and Strategy/Innovation/Business Development roles. Clients include entrepreneurial ventures, both PE-backed and family-owned, as well as Fortune 500 companies.

She is a highly regarded executive and thought leader with a deep understanding of new competencies in strategy, brand management, digital, innovation, and consumer insights.

Ms. Wallace Deckey holds a B.A. in east asian studies, cum laude, from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is a dual national, with US and UK citizenships.