John Jennings

John Jennings is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Vancouver office.

Mr. Jennings has almost three decades of experience in the Canadian and international financial services sectors, as chief executive officer of a Canadian investment dealer and, thereafter, a senior investment banker providing strategic advice, raising capital and executing mergers and acquisitions, primarily for middle-market companies. Immediately prior to joining Korn/Ferry he was the chief operating officer with a privately held real estate development, management and investment firm.

In addition to hands-on C-suite leadership experience, Mr. Jennings offers his clients experience as a public and not-for-profit board director. He currently sits on the Board of a publicly-listed company and serves as the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Jennings is active in the community. He currently serves on the Board of the Sovereign Order of St. John, Vancouver Commandery. He previously served as a Director and Board Chair of both BC Cancer Foundation and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. In recognition of his community work, Mr. Jennings was the recipient of a 2011 British Columbia Community Achievement Award.

A current member of World Presidents’ Organization, he served as the chairman of the British Columbia Chapter for four years.
Mr. Jennings earned a master’s in business administration from London Business School in London, England, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.