September 24, 2010 – Philadelphia-based Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has added Julie Kanak as a managing director in its Chicago office. Ms. Kanak is an experienced search professional who has successfully recruited senior leaders in the global agribusiness, food and beverage industries for a range of positions including board of directors, general management, finance, procurement and supply chain, product management, sales & marketing. She is also active in financial services, concentrating on global banking where she has successfully completed searches in corporate finance, global treasury management, energy and agribusiness. Ms. Kanak was previously a consultant with DHR International. She started her search career as a managing director with the prominent agribusiness boutique, Kincannon & Reed. “We are pleased to strengthen our Chicago office with Julie's in-depth industry knowledge, cross border experience and search expertise, " said Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder, chairman and CEO. "We look forward to continuing to expand our resources to meet the needs of this important market." Diversified Search offers global search capabilities with industry specialization in consumer & industrial; education, not-for-profit, arts & culture; financial & professional services; healthcare & human services; private equity/venture capital; retail; life sciences; media & entertainment; and technology.