Dennis Carey is Vice Chairman of Korn/Ferry International.
He has led CEO recruitment and succession projects for some of the most successful CEOs in business, including TYCO International, 3M, AT&T, American Standard; GSK, Amgen and Humana, among others.
In the last few years, he has also led major Board rebuilds primarily as a result of IPO’s, and spin-outs. These include Phillips 66 as it spun out of Conoco; Carlyle as it launched its IPO; Visteon, Delphi, and Lehman Brothers as they emerged from bankruptcy; Goldman Sachs as they launched their IPO; Tyco International which required a complete rebuild after the current CEOs recruitment in 2002; and then rebuilds for all their spin companies including, Covidien, TE Connectivity and ADT; as well as the ITT spin-offs Exelis and Xylem, among others. He has personally served over 75 Fortune listed companies recruiting for their boards.
He has authored three books on CEO Succession and corporate governance, and is a frequent contributor and writer for the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and McKinsey Quarterly. His fourth book is due out in May 2013 (Harvard Publishers) with Ram Charan and Mike Useem.
Mr. Carey’s board affiliations include NextGenTV, Airclic, and ScanLife. He formerly served as a director of Closure Medical, which was sold to Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Carey is the founder of G100, the Lead Director Academy and the CEO Academy, and the co-founder of the Directors Institute at The Wharton School, the Prium, the CHRO Board Academy, and the CFO Board Academy. He also serves as on the advisory board of BoardRoomIQ.com.
He holds a doctor of philosophy degree, with a focus on finance and administration, from the University of Maryland, and is a former post doctoral fellow at Harvard University.
Mr. Carey swam the English Channel in 1980, and is on the Board of the Swimming Hall of Fame.