About Us

The Diversified Search Group has led the shift to redefine success in executive search by building a more innovative and diverse business model. Since 1974, our quest has been to identify the best leaders for the future. We are a family of firms each with specialty areas of focus.  This new model offers our clients unparalleled access to diverse candidate networks and consultant expertise that spans a range of functional roles and sectors. Our business approach and family of firms has been recognized by Forbes magazine as a top-five search firm and the fastest growing company in the executive search sector.

We’re different – and always have been. Our life’s work has been to diversify leadership across all industries and sectors because we believe in the power of people and their unique perspectives.  We’ll help you forge a new path and cultivate new leadership for a changing world.


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Your search will always have a Managing Director leading the process from the beginning through to completion. This emphasis on experience enables the firm to work with clients in challenging internal perspectives and moving beyond the expected.


Solutions And Expertise

The firm approaches search differently than others. Throughout its history, they have always sought leaders that not only have strong character and credentials, but also those with different perspectives and views. The firm uses the power of this perspective to help guide your company beyond the expected.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning

News Briefings

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Seeks Chief People Officer for the Museum of Science in Boston 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has been retained by the Museum of Science in Boston to lead its search for a chief people officer. Spearheading the assignment are managing director Beth Schaefer and senior search associate Josyanne Roche. “At this critical time in its history, the Museum of Science is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven leader

Diversified Search Group Tapped by Quinnipiac University to Assist in CIO Search

Diversified Search Group has been selected by Quinnipiac University to lead its search for a new chief information officer. The search firm is seeking an experienced CIO to lead the university in a broad array of technology management initiatives, including oversight of multi-faceted, multi-operational infrastructures and systems. The successful candidate will be a visionary who is

The Search is On for Top HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs as Pandemic Risks Subside

As the pandemic raged last spring, chief human resource leaders stepped up around the nation. Their task: to play a starring role in helping organizations navigate and fight through a challenge that has turned out to be far greater than the one faced during the Great Recession. A recent article in The Economist noted that

Diversified Search Group Assists Associated Banc-Corp Recruit New CEO

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges, and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders with a multidimensional skillset. Like all financial institutions, banks continue to turn to executive recruitment firms to find new leaders. Diversified Search Group recently assisted in the placement of Andrew J. Harmening

Press Releases

Fast-Growing Diversified Search Leads Change in the Executive Search Industry, Becomes the “Diversified Search Group”

(Nov. 10, 2020) Founder and Chair Judith M. von Seldeneck announced today that after almost 50 years of finding great leaders for American companies and organizations, Diversified Search has now become the Diversified Search Group, with new brand messaging that reflects both its spectacular growth over the last several years and its unique business model

Harold T. Epps Joins Diversified Search as Senior Advisor

PHILADELPHIA – Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of Diversified Search, announced today that Harold T. Epps, who most recently served as Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia, will join Diversified Search in the role of Senior Advisor, effective March 16th. He will be based in the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters office. In his

Baptist Health in Northeast Florida Selects New CEO

April 12, 2019, Jacksonville, FL — Following an extensive national search, Baptist Health has selected a new president and CEO. Brett S. McClung, FACHE, is joining Baptist Health from Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care systems in the United States, with 29 hospitals serving nearly 7 million people. He will

Seasoned PBS Executive Joins Diversified Search

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep 13, 2018 — Denielle Pemberton-Heard, who for the past 15 years has helped oversee key content acquisition and partnership initiatives for national public television, has joined Diversified Search, one of the nation’s top five executive search firms, as its new General Counsel and Managing Director, effective immediately. She will be based in the

UTSA announces search for Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, June 19, 2018 – The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is conducting a national search for the university’s first Vice President for Inclusive Excellence (VPIE). As a member of UTSA’s senior leadership team, the VPIE will work closely with campus stakeholders to develop practices that contribute toward establishing a campus climate of



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In The Media

Diversified Search and Alto PartnersHunt Scanlon Viewpoint: With Disruption Ahead for U.S. Telecom, is the Right Leadership in Place?
Next generation telecom leaders will be multi-faceted. As the status quo is no longer a viable business plan, telecom executives will be compelled to pursue…