Friday, March 20, 2009

Ed Newman Assumes Leadership of U.S. Businesses for Futurestep

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company (NYSE: KFY) and industry leader in strategic talent acquisition, today announced that Ed Newman will be assuming leadership of the company's U.S. businesses. Newman is well known as the founder of The Newman Group, a respected provider of talent management consulting services to global enterprises.

Over the past 10 years, Newman has led the development and implementation of numerous recruiting and HR technology deployments and strategic talent management initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, including Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, WellPoint and Honda of America. He has addressed challenges related to recruiting and talent acquisition strategy, implementation of talent management best practices, recruiting process assessment and the effective use of technology. From his experience, he developed a consulting methodology that has proven highly effective in helping companies achieve talent goals.

Following Futurestep's acquisition of The Newman Group in June 2007, Newman played a key role in the success of Futurestep's strategic solutions. Futurestep has established itself as a global provider of talent solutions, most notably Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and talent consulting services, drawing significantly from contributions of Newman and his organization in the areas of talent strategy and expertise.

"With his experience, vision, and proven success in the industry, Ed is an ideal leader to guide Futurestep U.S.," says Futurestep Chief Executive Officer Robert McNabb. "His strategic expertise has been a key part of the value we deliver to clients. We will continue to strengthen our position as a major player in the talent solutions market, and I'm pleased that Ed is part of that effort."

About Futurestep

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company, is the industry leader in strategic talent acquisition, offering fully customized, flexible solutions to help organizations meet specific workforce needs. Our full-spectrum portfolio of services includes: Strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Project-Based Recruitment, Mid-Level Recruitment, Interim Professionals and Consulting Services. With locations on four continents and a record of success in securing top talent around the world, Futurestep provides the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. To learn more, visit

About The Newman Group

The Newman Group is a Futurestep Company and leading provider of talent management consulting services for today's Fortune 500 global enterprises, including one out of three Fortune 100 companies and recognized industry leaders such as General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, and MetLife. Our consultants combine next-practice vision, practical solutions, and an unparalleled level of commitment and integrity to help our clients translate their talent management strategies into measurable business impact. To learn more, visit

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), with more than 90 offices in 40 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit

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