Futurestep expands North American Search Practice to support Industrial Sector growth

New leaders will support increased demand for talent in industrial market

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2015Futurestep, a Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) company specializing in high-impact recruitment solutions, today announced the appointment of two strategic hires for its North American business. Jonathan Tedesco joins as Sector Leader of Utilities, while Simon Revere takes on the position of Supply Chain Practice Leader.

Joining the business from Futurestep EMEA, Revere brings twelve years’ experience to lead the supply chain practice in North America from the company’s New York office. He is responsible for leading executive search assignments for clients across the industrial, consumer, life sciences and technology sectors. Tedesco has joined the team to manage the firm’s client relationships across the utilities sector, working closely with the Energy Practice group at parent company Korn Ferry to extend the reach of its client work below the senior executive level. Tedesco will be based in Southern California, working out of the Korn Ferry headquarters office in Los Angeles.

Leveraging Futurestep’s focus on emerging leaders, Tedesco and Revere will source high-potential talent in mid-level management roles and place them in critical leadership positions to support the growth of industrial organizations.

Both will report into Geddings Roche, the Industrial Market Leader for Futurestep North America.

“Developing Futurestep’s industrial business in North America is a pivotal focus for us,” said Roche. “Our clients are in growth mode and looking for high caliber talent to support their strategies. We have a huge opportunity to strengthen the growth of the industrial sector by ensuring that talent is managed effectively during this surge in demand for skilled labor.”

Revere previously worked at a boutique search firm specializing in Supply Chain Management, where he led the Supply Chain Practice in EMEA. He also spent four years running his own executive search and training company delivering services to clients in the Industrial & Technology sector. Tedesco brings 20 years of experience in the retained executive search industry having begun his search career at Korn Ferry. Prior to re-joining Korn Ferry in 2015, Tedesco led a boutique retained executive search firm he founded in 1998.

“Simon and Jonathan have both joined the team at an exciting time for the industry,” said Roche. “Their experience and expertise will allow us to make the most of this opportunity, building our presence and reputation in this dynamic market.”

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