Korn Ferry’s talent acquisition business, Futurestep, has promoted seventeen year veteran Bill Gilbert to the role of President of its North American operation. In the role, Gilbert will provide strategy for profitable growth as well as support continued integration of services with its parent.
Most recently, Bill Gilbert was the Vice President and General Manager of Search in North America at Korn Ferry subsidiary Futurestep, a company focused on high-impact talent acquisition solutions. Prior to that, from 1999 until 2012, Gilbert was Vice President and General Manager of Markets at the firm. Previously, from 1996 until 1999, Gilbert worked as a Vice President at recruitment agency Kenzer. Earlier roles include CFO at Party America, a similar role at Treasure House Stores, Supervising Senior at KPMG in its Audit practice, and Accountant at the Florida Department of Revenue where he started his career in 1982.
Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Florida State University - College of Business.
In his new role, Gilbert takes on the President role of Futurestep North America. Gilbert’s new responsibilities include leading strategy for the profitable growth of the firm’s regional Search and Solutions businesses. Additionally, Gilbert will continue to work closely with Korn Ferry Executive Search and Korn Ferry Hay Group as part of the integrated approach of the company and its subsidiaries towards its clients.
Korn Ferry Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney says, “In his more than 17 years with the firm, Bill has come to be regarded as an exceptional leader and colleague, not only in North America, but across the globe. Among his list of achievements, he led the restructuring of the Futurestep North American Search organisation to align more closely with Korn Ferry by establishing market, sector and functional leadership and expertise, which has had significant positive impact on our go-to-market strategy.”