Korn Ferry
Stuart S. Crandell

Stuart S. Crandell

Senior Vice President, Korn Ferry Institute


Stuart Crandell is a Senior Vice President for Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Mr. Crandell leads the Korn Ferry Institute, which creates differentiated, research-based intellectual property and drives innovation and thought leadership in the industry. Previously, he led Korn Ferry’s leadership solutions practice areas, setting global portfolio strategy, developing, and deploying new solutions to the market.

Mr. Crandell has supported clients on numerous CEO and C-suite succession engagements, and assessed and provided feedback to hundreds of senior leaders and CEOs around the world, preparing them for future roles. He has consulted with CEOs and senior executive teams to ensure that they have the right leadership bench to drive their business strategies.

Mr. Crandell focuses on driving business outcomes for his clients, using a collaborative approach to help build their internal expertise, and to practical solutions that work well in their organization and culture.

With over 25 years in the field, he does a wide range of consulting and has industry experience in the following sectors: life sciences, healthcare, energy and utilities, industrial, consumer goods and services, financial services, and tech products and services. Previously, Mr. Crandell was on the senior executive team at PDI Ninth House, a Korn Ferry company. His accomplishments there include driving double digit growth of the assessment business for five consecutive years and starting up the company’s succession management practice. Prior to PDI Ninth House, he worked as an organizational psychologist in both the U.S. government and private industry for 10 years.

Mr. Crandell holds doctoral and master’s degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Union College.