Jim Nelson Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Cient Partner

Korn Ferry today announced Jim Nelson has joined the firm as senior client partner. He focuses in executive pay and governance in healthcare and nonprofit organizations and is based in Korn Ferry’s Minneapolis office.

Nelson joins Korn Ferry from Gallagher, an insurance, risk management, and consulting company, where he was managing director and senior advisor in the human resources and compensation consulting practice. He brings to the firm more than 30 years of compensation and benefits consulting to C-suites and boards of healthcare organizations.

Nelson’s experience includes total compensation consulting, designing incentive programs, developing retention plans, employment contracts, and supplemental benefit plans. Further, he aligns total compensation programs with organizational strategy, and has extensive experience in consulting with organizations pre- and post-merger, as well as organizations in the midst of transformational change. Nelson’s portfolio spans more than 300 nonprofit organizations, including national and regional integrated health systems, academic medical centers, children’s and community hospitals, managed care organizations, medical groups, healthcare associations, university foundations, and community organizations.

“Jim is known for his ability to tailor solutions for issues facing senior leadership and boards in the healthcare industry and nonprofits, based on the organizations’ strategies, culture, and objectives. He will focus on expanding Korn Ferry's relationships with nonprofit organizations in healthcare and higher education,” said Gregory Button, president, Global Healthcare Market, Korn Ferry. “Jim brings unique knowledge in consulting on executive pay and governance in the healthcare industry and we are thrilled to have him join the team.”

Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas.

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