John “JT” Saunders serves as Korn Ferry’s Chief Diversity Officer. He is an accomplished leadership consultant, facilitator and coach who has spent most of his professional career supporting diverse and under-represented talent.
JT has produced groundbreaking research in partnership with the Korn Ferry Institute on the key success factors of senior Black P&L leaders in Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry’s Global Operating Committee, JT was a successful executive recruiter and DE&I consultant where he managed executive searches, large-scale consulting, facilitation and organizational diagnostic projects for corporate clients.
Additionally, JT is an advisor to the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation where he helps to guide external partnerships and philanthropic investments, which include KF’s coveted Leadership U for Humanity Program for high-potential, underrepresented talent and the HBCU Leadership Accelerator program.