Futurestep Names Andy Watt as Chief Operating Officer



    
    - Human Capital Industry Veteran Joins Global Leadership Team at
Korn/Ferry
    International's Outsourced Recruitment Subsidiary -
    

    LOS ANGELES, April 2 /CNW/ -- Futurestep, the outsourced recruiting
subsidiary of Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:   KFY), today announced Andrew
Watt as its chief operating officer.
    Watt brings more than 24 years of experience in the human capital
industry to Futurestep.  As COO, Watt will help lead Futurestep's talent
acquisition programs and he will focus on the company's dedication to
delivering quality results to clients around the world.  Based in Houston,
Watt reports directly to Futurestep Chief Executive Officer Robert McNabb.
    "Andy brings the right mix of industry expertise and operational
leadership to this pivotal role on the Futurestep global team," said Robert
McNabb, CEO of Futurestep.  "As we continue to expand our business to help our
clients with their mid-level talent needs, we will look to Andy to advance
company strategy throughout our global network."
    "I am thrilled to join Futurestep at this exciting time of the company's
evolution," said Watt.  "Business opportunities are proliferating at a rapid
pace around the world and I look forward to helping Futurestep capture those
opportunities with the greatest efficiencies possible."
    Watt was most recently senior vice president and general manager at Kelly
Services where he spent the past 10 years of his career.  While with Kelly
Services, Watt was responsible for a domestic commercial division with a
revenue of more than $800 million.  He also has experience managing the
strategic direction of Kelly's global professional and technical staffing
business, as well as the company's non-staffing businesses which included
recruitment process outsourcing, business process outsourcing and vendor
management.  Under Watt's leadership, this area grew from $600 million in
revenue to more than $1.1 billion.  Earlier in his career, he was senior vice
president at Talent Tree, Inc.
    Watt holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the
University of New Haven and has completed executive education programs at the
University of Michigan business school and Massachusetts Institute of
Technology.

    
    About Korn/Ferry International
    
    Korn/Ferry International, with more than 70 offices in 40 countries, is a
premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles,
the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy,
develop, retain and reward their talent.

    
    About Futurestep
    
    Founded in 1998, Futurestep serves as Korn/Ferry International's
outsourced recruiting subsidiary, focusing on the creation of successful
recruitment solutions based on clients' individual workforce needs. Futurestep
has locations in 17 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
In addition to recruitment process outsourcing, the company's portfolio of
services includes project-based recruitment, interim solutions and mid-level
recruitment. For more information, visit www.futurestep.com.





For further information:

For further information: Asia Pacific, Marta Grutka, + 65 6231 6215, 
marta.grutka@kornferry.com, or EMEA, Lana Rushing, +1-310-226-6318, 
lana.rushing@kornferry.com, both of Korn/Ferry International; or North 
America, Jackie Lacambra, +1-310-584-8329, jackie.lacambra@ketchum.com, for 
Futurestep Web Site: http://www.futurestep.com

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