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Korn/Ferry International CEO Gary Burnison Continues Dean’s Executive Leadership Series
The Graziadio School of Business and Management's 2012-13 Dean's Executive Leadership Series will continue Tuesday, Feb.19 with a lecture from Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. before the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Villa Graziadio Executive Center, Malibu.
Burnison is also a member of the Korn/Ferry International Board of Directors. Under his strategy, Burnison spearheads the firm's transformation as a diversified human capital organization. He brings hands-on experience to his current position, having served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Korn/Ferry from 2003-2007. Burnison joined Korn/Ferry as Chief Financial Officer in 2002.
Prior to Korn/Ferry, he was Principal and Chief Financial Officer of Guidance Solutions, a privately held consulting firm developing and supporting technology solutions, from 1999 to 2001. He's also held senior executive positions with Jefferies & Company, Inc. and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Burnison is a New York Times bestselling author. In 2011, he wrote No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change, a book offering insightful conversations with some of the world's top leaders in business, politics, education, and philanthropy. In 2012, he authored The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, which provides the inspiration and skills leaders need to spearhead positive change, improve the lives and careers of others and transform organizations. He is also a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, FOX Business, and other international news outlets.
Burnison earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Korn/Ferry International is the world's largest executive search firm, and the largest publicly traded search firm in the United States, with 76 offices in North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Since the firm's inception, it has conducted over 100,000 senior-level searches. Korn/Ferry's services range from executive recruitment to leadership development programs, enterprise learning, succession planning and recruitment outsourcing.
Each year, the Dean's Executive Leadership Series at Graziadio brings leading business practitioners and thought leaders to one of Pepperdine University's campuses to discuss real-world challenges and opportunities facing the business community today.
Held each fall and spring, the series was created in Spring 2004 to help support the Graziadio School of Business and Management's mission to provide business knowledge that is applied and relevant. Check out the DELS Podcast Series to listen to previous lectures online.
Registration is $20 for this event. For more information, visit the Dean's Executive Leadership Series website.