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Alan Guarino

Korn Ferry

New York, US

Vice Chairman

Korn Ferry

Alan Guarino


Alan is a West Point graduate & former Army Officer. Since 1987 he has built and sold a leading professional services boutique, advised a vast range of CEOs and Boards on talent strategy including Federal Reserve Bank boards, Fortune 50 companies and private equity backed businesses frequently during crisis situations.

Currently Vice Chairman at Korn Ferry, Alan is a public company board director, an advisory board member of ThoughtWire and a commentator on Fox Business and Bloomberg Radio.

An avid outdoorsman, Alan co-founded the exclusive Saint Hubert's Club 70 miles North of Manhattan in the Hudson Valley. www.sainthubertslodge.com

Personal Business Advice

EARN TRUST: You must be authentic and self-aware in order to lead. This means being self-critical and aware of your own shortcomings. People follow those who are truly genuine in what they say and do because this creates the most critical human connection – TRUST.

Alan Guarino’s Newsfeed

26 Oct 2018
The Talent Shortage: Someone Else’s Problem

“The lack of skilled workers needed to drive business strategy could be the defining issue of the age, threatening the GDP of nations as well as the profitability of organizations,” says Alan Guarino, vice chairman of Korn Ferry’s CEO and Board Services practice.

11 Sep 2018
New ThoughtWire Advisory Board Looks to Unlock Promise of IoT for Built Environments, Expand Thought

Advisory team members include...Alan Guarino: Guarino serves as a vice chairman of Korn Ferry. Previously he founded Cornell International, which he sold to Adecco in 2003.  He works with CEOs and boards around the world to help them optimize...

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Alan Guarino’s Background

Vice Chairman
New York, US
Korn Ferry helps leaders & organizations succeed by releasing the full potential of people through our full suite of talent strategy tools & consulting services.
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Cornell International
Chairman & CEO
Mar 1993 - Jan 2007
International provider of human resources consulting, executive search, and owner of the internet platform Worldemployment.com until sold to Adecco in 2003. Then CEO following the sale to Adecco through 2007

Current Non-Executive Positions

Advisory Board Member
Sep 2018 - Present
Toronto, CA
ThoughtWire, provide Operations Performance Management for built environments, helping hospitals and commercial buildings operate safer, healthier & smarter by developing software applications for OPM.
Jan 2010 - Present
New York, US
The most exclusive luxury overnight accommodations in the Hudson Valley, set on 165 acres including the exquisitely designed sporting clays shooting course and working apple farm. TripAdvisor review states "... if Wall Street and Corporate America had a Camp David, this would be it"

Alan Guarino’s Education

Masters Degree in Business Administration
1984 - 1986
Bachelor of Science Degree
1978 - 1982