Peter McDermott

Principal, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Korn Ferry

Photograph of Peter McDermott  Peter McDermott is a Principal in the Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise for Korn Ferry, based in the Firm’s New York office.

A seasoned investor relations search consultant with both US and European experience, Peter has an impressive international track record placing senior level corporate investor relations and communications talent, across a wide spectrum of clients.

Mr. McDermott joined Korn Ferry from a boutique firm specialized in the investor relations and corporate affairs function, where he held leadership positions in both their London and New York offices. Mr. McDermott also spent time in the APAC region doing both candidate and business development. Previously, Mr. McDermott was an associate at a global executive search firm, where he supported multiple financial services practices through research, candidate identification and outreach. He began his career with Bloomberg LP.

Mr. McDermott is active in several of the professional organizations that are connected with the top functional leaders; He serves on the board of the LAGRANT Foundation, which promotes diversity in the field of public relations. He is on the Operating Committee and co-Chair of the Membership Committee of Page Up and the Arthur W. Page Society. He is also a member of the National Investor Relations Institute; and is a member of the team that sponsors the Korn Ferry/NIRI biennial International Corporate IR Compensation Study.

Mr. McDermott is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communications Studies and American Studies, coupled with a concentration in Ethnic Studies and a minor in History