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Susan Ko, Ph.D.

Susan Ko, Ph.D.

Manager, Search Assessment

Los Angeles

Ms. Ko administers and interprets Korn Ferry’s proprietary assessment tool and develops job and culture profiles used to benchmark candidates. She also focuses on maximizing Firm-wide use of the assessment on all executive engagements and provides consultative feedback sessions.

Over the past 15 years, Ms. Ko has acquired experience and expertise as a clinical psychologist and leader in clinical and assessment practice, multi-project management, and leadership development. Ms. Ko began her career as a psychologist and Clinical Director at Columbia University, where she provided clinical, assessment, and supervisory services to students and clients, as well as program evaluation and training to professionals across the country.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Ko was the Managing Director at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA. In that role, she provided leadership and coordinated collaborative activities of 79 sites nationwide to improve access to trauma-focused assessment and practices, increase cultural awareness and competence, and create systems change through program development, analysis and process improvements.

Ms. Ko’s professional experience also includes executive coaching, expert witness testimony, and teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Columbia University and Harvard-Westlake School.

Ms. Ko earned Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brown University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains a small private practice in Los Angeles. She is also on the Board of Directors of 826LA.