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David Nosal


David Nosal

Chairman, Managing Partner, San Francisco

David Nosal is Chairman of NGS Global and Managing Partner at NGS Global Americas, LLC.

Mr. Nosal has conducted numerous executive search assignments across multiple industries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia on behalf of FORTUNE 1000 companies, as well as small- to mid-sized organizations.  As part of his overall efforts, he has handled assignments for both public and private-sector organizations, working closely with a diverse selection of companies and their boards of directors and search committees in identifying, evaluating and attracting senior management teams.

Mr. Nosal is recognized as one of the top CEO consultants in the world. His previous role as the head of the CEO practice for the largest search firm in the world, Korn/Ferry, combined with his continued focus building NGS Global to be one of the most dominant global search firms in the world, provides him with unparalleled access to almost any public or private CEO. His problem-solving approach and commitment to quality and service are recognized assets in the industry, as evidenced by his substantial repeat business.

Prior to the formation of NGS Global, Mr. Nosal was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nosal Partners—NGS Global’s predecessor firm in the Americas. Mr. Nosal was formerly with Korn/Ferry International, where he was Head of the firm’s CEO Practice. He also led Korn/Ferry’s West Coast Board Practice. In addition, Mr. Nosal was Managing Director for Korn/Ferry’s Central and Northwest Regions, overseeing the firm’s San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, and Minneapolis offices. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry in 1996, Mr. Nosal spent approximately ten years with the second-largest global search firm, Heidrick & Struggles, as a senior partner.


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