LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Gerard McNamara has joined the firm as a Senior Client Partner in the firm's Financial Services Practice and CIO Center of Expertise. He will be based in Korn/Ferry's New York office. Mr. McNamara joins Korn/Ferry from an international recruiting firm, where previously served in roles as an Office Managing Partner and Global Practice Managing Partner. He brings to Korn/Ferry strong executive recruiting credentials, having worked closely with CEOs, CIOs, managing directors and executive vice presidents, with a focus on senior technology and operations functions. "Gerry's credentials, relationships and understanding of the issues driving today's CIOs, combined with his keen understanding of the executive talent management issues cutting across several markets and industries, will be a great fit for Korn/Ferry and our clients," said Michael Franzino, Global Market Managing Director, Financial Services, Korn/Ferry International. "With a rich history of personal and professional accomplishments, Gerry is a true leader who will help enhance our firm's capabilities." Mr. McNamara is a surviving passenger of US Airways Flight 1549, which made an emergency landing on New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009. In addition to his recruiting experience, Mr. McNamara spent more than 15 years in information technology with IBM, where he held several high-level sales, marketing, service and operations positions. Before embarking on a corporate career, Gerry held the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. McNamara holds a master's degree in human resources management from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor's degree from Mt. St. Mary's University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, and has completed a program on executive leadership at Harvard Business School. About Korn/Ferry InternationalKorn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property, and research.