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Mark Polansky

Mark Polansky currently holds a diverse range of positions, serving as an Operating Advisor at RECOGNIZE, the Executive Director of TLDC at Women Leaders In Data & AI (WLDA), and as the Founder/CEO & Managing Consultant at Outcome Solutions LLC. In addition, Mark was Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Technology Officers Executive Search Practice, a role he has successfully headed for more than twelve years. He has been based in the firm’s New York office since joining Korn Ferry in 1997.

Mark extensively recruits chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers, senior digital, data and transformation executives and other senior IT leadership talent across various sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences, Technology, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark’s clients range from the Fortune 100 to smaller high-growth companies as well as prestigious public and private universities, and mission-driven organizations.

Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and CIO.com. He has served on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals; HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council; and Columbia University’s Executive Technology Management advanced degree program.

Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

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