Jane Edison Stevenson
Jane Edison Stevenson is Vice Chairman, Board and CEO Services, at Korn/Ferry International. Acknowledged by BusinessWeek as among the "100 Most Influential Search Consultants in the World," she is an industry expert who recruited many of the first Chief Innovation Officers and CEOs focused on growth through innovation. As an innovative leader in her own right, she is the architect of a number of groundbreaking product offerings for boards and top executives. Before joining Korn/Ferry, Stevenson served on the management committee of Heidrick & Struggles, where she founded and led the venture capital and global marketing, sales and strategy practices. Her recent book, Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth—and Why Others Fail, defines what top executives need to do to merge corporate culture and innovation processes into a powerful, self-sustaining engine of growth.