Shane Cragun joins Korn Ferry's advisory practice in London

24 April 2020 2 min. read
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Global organisational consulting firm Korn Ferry has announced Shane Cragun has joined the firm as a Senior Partner in its advisory practice. Based in Korn Ferry’s London office, Cragun was previously the Managing Partner of leadership development firm SweetmanCragun Group.

Korn Ferry is a global organisational consulting firm which helps clients synchronise strategy and talent to drive superior performance. The consultancy works with organisations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities, assisting them with hiring the right people to bring their strategy to life.

As the firm looks to bolster its offering to clients, Korn Ferry has appointed Shane Cragun to its London based advisory practice. Taking the role of Senior Partner, Cragun is referred to by many in the organisational sector as a "disruption guru," and has a deep understanding of the digital age and how individuals and organisations can thrive amid tumultuous times, while creating opportunities for market domination.

Shane Cragun, Senior Partner at Korn Ferry

Cragun started his career as a senior internal consultant at National Semiconductor in Silicon Valley, where he was responsible for consulting, training and strategic projects internationally. Later, he was a Vice President and General Manager at FranklinCovey, a global professional services and training firm, and most recently he was Managing Partner of leadership development firm SweetmanCragun Group. There, he developed the Leadership 5.0 Study, a piece of research spanning 40 countries and 40 industries which aims to present the definitive analysis of the principles of leadership needed to win in a disruptive, digital age.

The Leadership 5.0 Study comes with Cragun to Korn Ferry, with the research currently in its third and final year. So far, it has tapped into the knowledge and expertise of 150 global leaders who act as advisors to the study and offer their organisations as research labs. The final findings will be published and Korn Ferry will create new leadership solutions that will be part of their product and service portfolio.

Commenting on the appointment, John Douglas, President of Advisory, Korn Ferry EMEA, said, “Shane is particularly known for his expertise in disruption, with a deep understanding of the Digital Age, as well as how individuals and organisations can win in tumultuous times and create market dominant organisations… He has 25 years of experience helping individuals, teams, and organisations create exceptional results. We are thrilled to have him on board, and to also acquire powerful new leadership IP that will add tremendous value to Korn Ferry’s clients.”