Korn Ferry
Stephen Matson

Stephen Matson

Senior Client Partner
Global Account Lead, Technology


Stephen Matson is a Senior Client Partner and Global Account Leader for the Technology Sector, based in Korn Ferry's Reston office.

Mr. Matson is a global account lead in Korn Ferry’s marquee account program. He has extensive experience in global Fortune account development and management, having joined Korn Ferry in November 2017 after completing over thirty years as a partner and senior vice president with Hewitt Associates and Aon respectively.

Mr. Matson’s responsibilities have included large market business development across the U.S., EMEA, Asia, and Latin America, with a strong focus on corporate human resource and risk management advisory. Mr. Matson has managed a robust portfolio of client relationships around the world, where he seeks to understand clients’ business objectives and challenges and align appropriate professional services, ensuring that they are delivered in a way that is informed, adding value, and ultimately directed towards business outcomes. 

Mr. Matson spent the first ten years of his career in defined contribution retirement consulting in Chicago. He spent the next fifteen years in various account management and business development roles, based out of Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Washington D.C. Upon his return to the U.S. from Asia, Mr. Matson pursued development in the global Fortune space for large clients and travelled broadly across the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia to serve those clients.

Over the years Mr. Matson’s client list has covered a broad range of organizations and industries.

A sample list of Mr. Matson’s clients over the years includes: IBM, Flextronics, Cisco, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, HSBC, S&P Global, Amdocs, Teva, International Paper, Marriott, Lockheed Martin, Federal Express, Nike, Sodexo, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, etc. 

Mr. Matson has a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science, North Park University and a MA in Theological Studies, North Park Theological Seminary.