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Gary D. Burnison


Korn/Ferry International


Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Villa Graziadio Executive Center, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

General Admission: $20

About Korn/Ferry International

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.

About Gary D. Burnison

Gary D. Burnison is Chief Executive Officer of Korn/Ferry International, as well as a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Under his strategy, Mr. 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. Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. Burnison earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

This event is part of Beta Gamma Sigma's centennial celebration. Click here for more  information about the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. 

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