John Long, N. America Retail Sector Lead & Senior Client Partner Retail and Consumer Practice, Korn Ferry

During his in-person Executive Speaker Series session, Long conveyed his passion for business innovation and growth, and discussed his expertise in identifying the leadership required to truly make organizational change. At Korn Ferry, Long conducts senior-level assignments for clients across all retail and digital formats including specialty, fashion, consumer durables, luxury, and lifestyle brands. Over his career, he has advised top globally-recognized companies including Apple, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Kate Spade, Neiman Marcus, and Warner Brothers.

“John has a true passion for retail and a deep understanding of the complex talent, organizational, and strategic issues that are impacting the industry,” said Torrey Foster, vice chairman, Consumer practice, Korn Ferry. “John’s relationships at the top, successful track record in recruiting ‘next gen’ growth-oriented leaders, and vast experience helping companies drive transformative growth through their people will be a great fit for Korn Ferry and our clients.”