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Alan Guarino

Vice Chairman

Korn Ferry
New York, NY, USA
8 Apr 2020

Having a COVID-19 Contingency Leadership Plan is Essential

There is also some worry that multiple people within the same division could be sick for weeks. A CFO and her three top lieutenants, for instance, may have all been exposed to the coronavirus at the same time. “If the depth chart isn’t strong enough, the organization’s public accounting firm may need to provide an ‘interim’ CFO,” said Alan Guarino, vice chair of Korn Ferry’s board and CEO services practice. 

8 Apr 2020

Having a COVID-19 Contingency Leadership Plan is Essential

There is also some worry that multiple people within the same division could be sick for weeks. A CFO and her three top lieutenants, for instance, may have all been exposed to the coronavirus at the same time. “If the depth chart isn’t strong enough, the organization’s public accounting firm may need to provide an ‘interim’ CFO,” said Alan Guarino, vice chair of Korn Ferry’s board and CEO services practice. That relationship brings its own wrinkle, he said, since the corporation, assuming it is public, has an obligation to be audited by an independent accountant. The company may need to hire a different accounting firm to ensure that independence.

17 Oct 2019

Forecast: The talent drought will get worse.

Most executives believe that labor shortages are cyclical instead of systemic: 66% agree there will be a deficit of highly skilled talent by 2020, but only 52% predict there will be a shortage by 2030. “Right now, companies are feeling the pain,” says Alan Guarino, vice-chairman of Korn Ferry’s CEO, “but they don’t feel it with the level of intensity that they should. Many CEOs are sleepwalking their way into a crisis.”

5 Dec 2018

Leadership Crisis Unfolding at Private Equity Firms

“Private equity firms are becoming much more attuned to the role that exceptional talent plays in value creation,” said Alan Guarino, vice chairman of Korn Ferry. Increasingly, he said, private equity firms are seeking out Korn Ferry for a myriad of talent solutions capabilities...

19 Nov 2018

The Evolving Role Of Chief Human Resource Officers

As CHROs are focused on everything that is people-related in the organisation, many consider it as a stepping stone towards becoming a CEO. Alan Guarino, Vice Chairman at Korn Ferry asserts that, “Next-generation CHROs will perform like the CEO of an HR solutions company..."

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