Travis Kononen


Travis Kononen

Managing Director
Executive Search


+1 (628) 213-7702


Travis Kononen is a Managing Director at Ferguson Partners and leads the firm’s San Francisco office. He specializes in recruiting leaders for senior roles across the REIT, real estate/private equity and investment banking sectors. His property expertise spans the spectrum with an emphasis in residential and industrial. He also leads the firm’s Multifamily Practice and participates in its Diversity, Data Centers, Homebuilding and REIT Practices.

Prior to Ferguson Partners, Mr. Kononen worked for Richmond & Co., an executive search firm that Ferguson Partners acquired in 2008. He spent six years in Ferguson Partners’ London office and three years in its New York office before transitioning to San Francisco. He has executed searches across each major region and across the globe throughout his career.

Mr. Kononen has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Oregon State University, where he was a Ford Scholar. On the weekends, Mr. Kononen enjoys rock climbing and gardening, watching Blazers games and spending time with his wife – “a kiwi who I chased to London 100 years ago” – and their three children, dog and cat.

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