Craig Stephenson

North American Lead, CIO/CTO Executive Search at Korn Ferry
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Based in New York, Mr. Stephenson works across a wide range of clients to include Fortune 100 and private equity backed companies. Over the past few years, he has placed CIOs and CDOs at Express Scripts, Fannie Mae, KPMG, DuPont, American Express Global Business Travel, TSYS and Goldman Sachs. Many of his engagements are global to permit a strong understanding of cultures and local challenges. A significant portion of his work includes the identification of talent, as well as, large leadership programs to transform, modernize and improve functional domains across technology, digital, operations and cyber. Mr. Stephenson is also a member of the Firm's Board & CEO Services Practice and Global Promotion Committee where he helps to assess and identify next generation leaders for Korn Ferry. In 2015, he was also asked to represent Korn Ferry as a board member for The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants / AESC.

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  • Truly transformational and strategic leadership will want to report to the CEO. I would argue that the technology function is one that is more transformational, and potentially more exponential — from a company growth perspective, customer engagement perspective and bottom line perspective — than many of the others.

    15 March 2021
  • Historically most industries felt very comfortable looking in their own industry. But in the last 24 months, that has started to ease, though changing industries can bring a whole new challenge, particularly if the business is in a regulated space.

    15 March 2021
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