Korn Ferry
Sean McBurney

Sean McBurney

Senior Client Partner


Sean McBurney is a Senior Client Partner in the Calgary office of Korn Ferry and is a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial Market.

He is the Sector Leader for North American Agri-Business.

With over a decade of executive recruitment experience, Mr. McBurney has led more than 200 search assignments at the C-suite, board and executive level, with specific expertise working with global organizations in the energy, energy services, and commodity-centric industries. He has led searches on behalf of clients across a broad spectrum of financial structures - from publicly-held, large cap companies to venture capital-backed start-ups.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2002, Mr. McBurney served as an in-house legal counsel. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia after articling with a prominent Vancouver law firm. As a lawyer, Mr. McBurney gained experience in general corporate law, labour / employment law and international trade dispute resolution working with client in mining, agriculture and forestry.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor’s Degree (honors) in classical history and Latin American literature from Trent University.

Mr. McBurney is a Board Director of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS Air Ambulance) and volunteers as ex-officio member of the Junior Achievement Calgary Business Hall of Fame Laureate Selection Committee.