Josh serves as CEO of Lead5 and has 18 years of executive search experience having successfully completed over 350 senior-level searches working for Fortune 1000 companies and financial sponsor backed organizations. In Josh's previous role as Head of the Financial Officer Practice in North America for Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), he focused on recruiting CFO's across multiple industry sectors. In addition, he worked in Global Financial Markets for over a decade recruiting senior executives to banks, broker-dealers, insurance, and asset management firms.
Josh had a distinguished career with Korn/Ferry as he was the youngest partner in the firm at the time of his promotion and one of the youngest practice leaders in the firm's history. In addition, he has been quoted on various leadership and succession topics in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and CFO Magazine.
Josh left Korn/Ferry in 2013 with a vision of creating an online exchange, empowering candidates with intel and transparency on the executive search process. His extensive experience in traditional executive search makes him uniquely equipped to understand and address the pain points associated with the CXO job search.
Josh received his bachelor's degree in management, magna cum laude, from Baylor University.