Melanie Kusin has joined the New York office of Korn/Ferry International as a vice chairman and senior client partner in the firm’s Board & CEO Services practice.

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Most recently, Kusin was with Heidrick & Struggles as vice chairman. Earlier she was global managing partner for its consumer practice. Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kusin was managing director of Russell Reynolds Associates.

At Korn/Ferry, Kusin will focus on recruiting chief executive officers and board members to lead global consumer firms in the private and public sectors across product, retailing and hospitality markets.

“With Melanie, we welcome one of the most prominent consultants in the global consumer market to our firm,” said Gary D. Burnison, ceo of Korn/Ferry. “Her extensive experience, industry knowledge and relationships will allow Korn/Ferry to deliver the highest levels of service and excellence to our clients.”

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