Jed Hughes

Jed Hughes

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Jed Hughes serves as vice chair and leader of executive search firm Korn/Ferry's global sports practice. He is a pioneer of senior-level search and organizational assessment in the world of sports. Jed's high profile placements include New York Jets GM John Idzik; Mark Murphy, CEO of the Green Bay Packers; Larry Scott, Commissioner of the Pac-12; Bob Bowlsby, Commissioner of the Big 12; Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke, the athletic director and the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines respectively. Jed has conducted searches for the USOC, LPGA, PGA of America, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Arsenal Football Club, Liverpool Football Club, Ohio State, ATP Tour, and Women’s Tennis Association, among others. Earlier in his career, Jed coached in pro and college football under five Hall of Fame coaches: Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh Steelers), Bud Grant (Minnesota Vikings), Bo Schembechler (Michigan), John Ralston (Stanford) and Terry Donahue (UCLA).

Jed holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.A. from Stanford, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan with a focus on organizational behavior. He has written white papers that include: "Succession Planning – The Retail Black Hole,” "An Old Game with New Challenges - Leadership at a Crossroads in Intercollegiate Sports,” and “Survival in the Sports Entertainment Business: The New Darwinism?”

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