Senior Client Partner, Private Capital, Global CEO and Board Practice
John R. Collett is a member of Korn Ferry’s Private Markets and Global CEO and Board practice. John has served traditional and non-traditional clients across all major sectors placing investment professionals and building boards and management teams. He successfully partners with clients and consultants across multiple sectors and functions with a focus on recruiting investment professionals, board directors, CEO’s, and C-suite executives. Mr. Collett enables organizations to identify leaders to achieve their goals in an ever-changing environment. Prior to search, Mr. Collett spent nearly 25 years in investment banking at firms including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank advising clients in the Natural Resources and Industrial sectors, driving growth through strategic M&A and capital markets activities. Mr. Collett then left Wall Street to serve as Chief Strategy Officer for a publicly traded, international, renewables energy company before engaging in search in 2012. Mr. Collett specializes in advising firms on constructing and aligning management and operational activities with long-term strategies in order to maximize shareholder value. Mr. Collett graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics. He completed his formal education at Harvard Business School, where he earned his M.B.A.