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When Richard Ferry and Lester Korn started Korn/Ferry on November 14, 1969, with a modest $10,000 investment, a phone, and a secretary, they did not set out to become extraordinary. They set out to accomplish extraordinary things. Forty-three years later, the firm they built from a small Century City, California, office employs 2,600 professionals in 35 countries around the world.

Through all its growth, Korn/Ferry has held steadfast to its purpose: to attract and cultivate the most talented leaders for its clients. Korn/Ferry has become a trusted advisor by investing time to understand each client’s particular requests, attributes, and needs, while finding and nurturing executives who will not only be the right fit for the position but also possess the capability to lead and transform it.