There is no more powerful combination -- or one more fundamental to the success of any enterprise -- than the successful partnership between a CEO and a strong, independent board that can provide oversight and serve as both advisor and strategic arsenal.
We provide a full range of CEO solutions rooted in current research and experience-based best practices. Our CEO Search and succession planning services identify the ideal profile for organizational strategy. We then assess quality candidates and benchmark them against best-in-class CEOs using proprietary research on traits that correlate with success. This allows us to identify both near-term CEOs who align with strategic objectives, and longer-term prospects for internal succession.
Critical to the success of the CEO and the organization is a board of directors with the competencies and intellectual capital to address the toughest strategic and operational challenges. We provide a full range of Board services including recruitment; evaluation and enhancement of current board competencies; effectiveness of makeup, oversight, and culture; strategic alignment; compensation benchmarking; and eventually succession. We work closely with boards to understand strategy, culture, and composition, then partner with our colleagues with deep industry expertise – including diversity, cyber, technology, and finance – to identify the ideal mix of candidates.
When built effectively and run efficiently, corporate boards are a strategic asset and a source of continuous competitive advantage. And when paired with a smart, forward-thinking CEO who communicates well, manages people and understands and facilitates corporate strategy, the combination is unstoppable.
Why Korn Ferry?
We listen first. We take a holistic, integrated view of your business strategy, organization, leadership, and governance needs.
We put information into action. We deliver research-based, innovative solutions to the most strategic challenges.
We match strength with strategy. We have a deep understanding of the critical attributes it takes to lead, in the context of your unique organizational strategy.
We deliver more than you would expect. We seamlessly provide a range of closely-linked services, including C-suite, director, and board teams coaching; CEO succession planning; board effectiveness consulting; and executive pay and governance.