Futurestep Appoints Doug Rippey and Dave Marzo to Consulting Solutions Leadership Roles

Sep 13, 2011, 08:00 ET from Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE: KFY), today announced two significant appointments in its consulting solutions team; Doug Rippey as Global Practice Leader, Workforce Planning, and Dave Marzo as General Manager for Consulting Solutions in North America.

With responsibility for the entire global Workforce Planning offering, Mr. Rippey will be tasked with providing best-in-class workforce planning solutions to Futurestep clients across the world. 

Prior to joining the Futurestep business, Mr. Rippey worked at Towers Watson for over ten years, where in 2003, he was one of the initial four consultants to form the Workforce Planning practice.

"Since joining the Futurestep business late last year, Doug has been instrumental in helping Futurestep build and enhance its workforce planning offerings, supporting several strategically important global accounts. His appointment as Global Practice Leader, the first of its kind at Futurestep, is a significant step in the expansion of our global consulting capabilities," said Byrne Mulrooney, Futurestep Chief Executive Officer.

Taking on the role of General Manager for Consulting in North America, Mr. Marzo will be responsible for overall leadership, accountability, and growth of Futurestep's consulting offerings throughout the United States and Canada.  

Mr. Marzo has an extensive consulting background, most recently supporting Korn/Ferry's integrated go-to-market strategy and working with some of the Firm's major accounts. The new role for Mr. Marzo directly supports Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney, in guiding the development and integration of the businesses consulting offering across the highly competitive North American region.

Bill Sebra, President of Futurestep North America said, "We are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive and fully integrated solutions to their talent requirements. Dave's appointment will ensure our North American clients benefit from the full depth and breadth in expertise of our global consulting capabilities."

Both Mr. Rippey and Mr. Marzo start their respective roles with immediate effect.

About Futurestep

Futurestep is the global industry leader in high-impact recruitment solutions; offering fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their talent and recruitment needs.

Our clients turn to us for proven expertise, a global process and infrastructure, proprietary competency models, innovative sourcing and attraction strategies, and a unique approach to measure and optimize business impact.

As a Korn/Ferry Company, Futurestep can meet a variety of workforce requirements; from RPO and project recruitment, to search and consulting, our solutions apply a truly world-class capability to deliver talent with impact, providing the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. To learn more, visit www.futurestep.com.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their talent. Visit http://www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and http://www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company



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