Korn Ferry to support Filene’s i3 Program

Partnership strengthens Filene’s values of innovation and growth for credit unions

MADISON, WI (May 16, 2019) — The Filene Research Institute has partnered with Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm, to support, grow and enhance Filene’s renowned i3 program. Korn Ferry’s focus on leadership assessment and development is deeply aligned with the mission and direction of the i3 program.

“Fundamentally, the war for talent is a game changer for any industry or organization. We are excited for this partnership to further develop future credit union leaders through Korn Ferry’s support of the i3 program.” said Mark Meyer, Filene CEO. “We love to see the success of i3 alumni as they progress through their careers and with Korn Ferry’s support as a global leader in helping organizations identify the right people and supporting them in retaining, motivating and developing the top talent – we will continue to help innovation-minded credit unions grow.”

Filene i3 is an innovation and leadership development program populated with the best and brightest minds from credit unions across the country. The program is built to instill and encourage an entrepreneurial mindset in future credit union leaders. i3 participants work with Filene over a two-year period to brainstorm, test and launch products and solutions designed to address key challenges credit unions are facing. The program delivers a strong network of talent with over 30% of i3 graduates advancing to CEO or C-Suite level after participation.

Mike Juratovac from Korn Ferry states Korn Ferry is excited to be entering this partnership with Filene to help ensure the industry’s next generation is well-positioned with the required leadership competencies that will enable the continued success of credit unions in this rapidly evolving competitive landscape.

Filene’s i3 program will begin recruiting participants for the 2019 class in June. Visit the Filene i3 web page to learn more about the application process and fill out the interest form to be notified first when applications open. To learn more about Filene membership, visit

About Filene Research Institute

Filene Research Institute strengthens organizations through innovative research and incubation to improve consumer financial well-being. As an independent cooperative finance think tank, Filene’s membership network connects a community of leaders and bright minds to change lives through innovation, truth and cooperation. In addition to delivering cutting-edge, actionable academic research, Filene also provides incubators to test and scale solutions, events to spark organizations into action and advisory services to help accelerate and implement innovation. For more information, visit and @fileneresearch.

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.


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