Stuart S. Crandell

Stuart S. Crandell

Senior Vice President


Stuart Crandell is Senior Vice President, Board & CEO Services at Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

He is the global leader for the firm’s CEO and C-suite assessment process, and has supported clients on numerous succession engagements for CEOs, senior executive teams, and other C-level executives. Mr. Crandell has assessed and provided feedback to hundreds of senior leaders and CEOs around the world, preparing them for future roles. He has consulted with boards, CEOs and senior executive teams to translate business strategies into the leadership and talent implications, and ensure that they have the right leadership bench to drive and execute these strategic priorities.

Prior to this role, Mr. Crandell led the Korn Ferry Institute, the firm’s research and analytics arm, which was stablished to share intelligence and expert points of view on talent and leadership. In this capacity, he played a critical role developing much of the firm’s intellectual property. 

With over 30 years in the field, Mr. Crandell has industry experience in the following sectors: life sciences, healthcare, industrial, consumer goods and services, retail, financial services, and technology products and services. Previously, Mr. Crandell was on the senior executive team at PDI Ninth House, a leadership solutions company acquired by Korn Ferry in 2013. In this role, he consulted with clients on their leadership strategies, high potential identification and development, and succession planning. He was responsible for the firm’s solutions and practice areas, driving industry leadership and regular growth. Earlier in his career, he worked as an organizational psychologist in both the U.S. government and private industry for 10 years.

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

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.