Diversified Search Expands Technology and Telecommunications Expertise
PHILADELPHIA, August 28, 2015 — Diversified Search, one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms, is expanding its Technology and Telecommunications expertise with the hiring of two new Managing Directors. The firm announced that John J. Keller has joined as a Managing Director and Technology and Telecommunications Practice Leader. He will divide his time between offices in New York and San Francisco. Michel Deschapelles has joined as a Managing Director in the Technology and Telecommunications Practice based in the Miami office.
Keller brings a unique perspective to his work as a seasoned executive recruiter and advisor and former veteran business journalist. He previously served as a Vice Chairman at CTPartners, Global Head of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunication Practice, and a senior member of the firm’s Board and CEO Practice. Prior to joining CTPartners, he spent more than a dozen years in executive search, most notably as a Senior Partner at Spencer Stuart, where he conducted hundreds of critical leadership assignments. Keller helped build the firm’s Technology and Communications Practices as well as Spencer Stuart’s CEO, Board, Assessment and Intelligence units. He specializes in providing strategic consultation to CEOs, CHROs and Board leaders seeking transformation, growth and diversity for their businesses and boards. Keller’s clients range from pioneering businessess to major multinational corporations and private equity and venture-backed businesses.
In addition to his nearly two decades of recruiting and board advisory experience, earlier in his career Keller was a senior editor, reporter and TV journalist for The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and other major business news organizations. He drew Pulitzer Prize nominations from his editors at The Wall Street Journal, as well as top awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baruch College with studies in Business, English and Journalism.
Deschapelles comes to Diversified from CTPartners, where he was a Partner in the Miami office. He offers clients a distinctive combination of deep executive search expertise with extensive business experience, having led enterprises in both growth and turn around environments. As a search consultant for the past eight years, most notably at Egon Zehnder, he pioneered several initiatives that included helping clients across sectors and functions specially focused on their transformation and diversity efforts.
Earlier, Deschapelles had a distinguished ten year career at Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) where he held several leadership positions including President of Lucent Central America, Venezuela, and Caribbean. Before joining Lucent, he served as Systems Officer for the Republic National Bank of New York in Miami (now HSBC). He began his professional career on Wall Street as a Financial Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston Limited.
A Swiss-born American citizen, Deschapelles is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and Portuguese. He earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, a Masters in Information Technology and Telecommunications Management from the University of Miami, and a BS in both Engineering and Psychology from Tufts University.
About Diversified Search
With more than 40 years in executive search, Diversified is the largest US woman-founded and owned firm in the industry. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Diversified Search also has US offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and worldwide in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and the Americas. Diversified is the exclusive U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of independent search firms with offices in 31 countries worldwide. For more information, please go to http://www.diversifiedsearch.com
Stephen S. Morreale