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Sean McBurney

Sean McBurney

Senior Client Partner
Sector Leader, North America Agriculture

Sean McBurney is a Senior Client Partner in the Los Angeles office and is the Sector Leader for Korn Ferry’s North America Agriculture Practice.

With over a 15 years of executive recruitment experience, Mr. McBurney has led more than 300 search assignments at the C-suite, Board of Directors, and executive levels.

His passion is working with clients to solve strategic talent and leadership issues in those commodity driven sectors that fuel the world – agribusiness, food, and energy – and their related service and supply sectors.

Mr. McBurney has led searches on behalf of clients across a broad spectrum of corporate 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, employment law, and international trade dispute resolution working with clients in the mining, agriculture, and forestry sectors.

Mr. McBurney 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.