Kevin Copithorne Joins Futurestep to Lead Growth of Consulting Services Business in Canada

Dedicated leadership underscores growing demand for Futurestep and Newman Group consulting services in the region.

Dec 09, 2010, 07:00 ET from Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company, today announced that Kevin Copithorne has joined the organization as its Consulting Services Practice Manager in Canada. The addition of dedicated consulting services leadership in Canada reflects the growing presence of Futurestep and its Newman Group division as providers of talent management consulting services in the region.

Futurestep's Canadian consulting services solutions draw on the global talent management expertise of Korn/Ferry International and reflect the continued growth and success of its U.S.-based consulting organization, The Newman Group. The company's consulting services address all facets of talent management, including workforce planning, talent acquisition strategy, integrated talent management, talent management technology selection and implementation, and systems administration and support.

With more than 15 years of experience in the human capital management field, Mr. Copithorne has consulted internationally to more than 45 midi-sized to Fortune 500 companies on both a regional and global basis. He has published a number of articles and been a sought-after presenter and facilitator on broad talent management issues.  In his role, Mr. Copithorne will oversee the growth of talent management consulting as part of Futurestep's suite of services in Canada, complementing the company's Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Project-based Recruitment and Mid-level Recruitment services.

"Drawing on the global experience and reputation of Korn/Ferry International, The Newman Group and Futurestep have a tremendous presence in North America's market for talent acquisition and talent management consulting services," said Kelly Cartwright, General Manager, The Newman Group. "Through Kevin's leadership, we look forward to providing our Canadian clients with best-practice expertise and support in all areas of talent management."

Since its acquisition by Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company (NYSE: KFY) in 2008, The Newman Group has continued to grow its reputation as a leading provider of talent management strategy and expertise for today's Fortune 1000 companies.

About Futurestep

Futurestep is a Korn/Ferry Company and a leading global talent acquisition solutions provider, helping companies build and implement strategies for improving their talent acquisition operations. Key areas of focus include Talent Acquisition Consulting, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Project-based Recruitment and Mid-Level Recruitment. With operations on four continents, Futurestep provides the experience and expertise to address the most pressing talent acquisition challenges facing companies today. To learn more, visit

About The Newman Group

The Newman Group is a leading provider of talent management consulting solutions to today's top enterprise organizations. Our consultants combine next-practice vision, practical solutions, and an unparalleled level of commitment and integrity to help our clients translate their talent management strategies into measurable business impact. Founded in 1998, the company is recognized as an industry authority on talent technology and talent management strategy.  For more information, visit

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, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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