Sarah Deckey Joins Korn Ferry

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2013 - Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Sarah Deckey has joined the firm’s Consumer and Retail Practice. She will be based out of Korn/Ferry’s New York office.

Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Ms. Deckey was the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development in VF Corporation’s Sportswear coalition, where she was responsible for integrating a broad agenda of consumer insight, strategy, innovation, and brand development to support brand, coalition, financial, and TSR goals.

Ms. Deckey has more than two decades of experience across diverse corporate environments and multiple functions in apparel, footwear, accessories, retail, and luxury goods, including strategy, business development, licensing, international operations, expansion, and brand development.

“A multi-faceted leader, with extensive cross industry experience, Sarah’s relationships in the industry and deep knowledge of the issues and trends that are defining the retail market will be a strong fit with our Global Consumer Market team,” said Tierney Remick, Global Managing Director, Consumer and Retail Practice, Korn/Ferry International. “She is a highly regarded executive and thought leader with a deep understanding of new competencies in strategy, brand management, digital, innovation, and consumer insights.”

Earlier in her career, Ms. Deckey held senior executive roles at Kellwood and The Donna Karan Company, and also spent 4 years at Citigroup (then Salomon Smith Barney) in equity research, covering textiles, apparel, and footwear.

Sarah is a dual national, with US and UK citizenships. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies, cum laude, from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

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