August 20, 2010 – Philadelphia-based Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has added Mark Klingsheim as managing director to open its new Minneapolis office. Mr. Klingsheim, who focuses on the life sciences area, has successfully completed executive search assignments for global Fortune 500 companies as well as private corporations and emerging growth companies. He previously was managing partner and founder of Northpoint Partners LLC and conducted searches for executive/management positions nationwide including medical device, healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to that, Mr. Klingsheim was a managing consultant with Korn/Ferry International. “Diversified's presence in Minneapolis is part of the firm's continuing strategy to grow and expand to meet the needs of our clients and broaden our life sciences practice, ” said Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder, chairman and CEO. “Mark is a seasoned professional whose knowledge of the Minneapolis area will enable us to better serve this important marketplace.” 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.