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Purpose. Progress. Performance.

Diversified Search Group (DSG), is the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world. With one of the industry’s most diverse leadership teams, Diversified Search Group has an exceptional track record of delivering diverse and inclusive leadership across industries and sectors. DSG operates with a combination of specialty firms: Diversified Search, BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper and Storbeck Search. Each have deep industry expertise allowing for collaboration to attract transformational leaders from across different sectors.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, DSG operates in over a dozen offices across the country and globally as the exclusive U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of executive search firms. DSG is recognized by Forbes as one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms. For more information, visit diversifiedsearchgroup.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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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 Recruits First Woman and Black CEO for United Way Worldwide 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has placed Angela Williams as chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide. She is the first woman and the first African American person in the organization’s 135-year history to lead United Way Worldwide. Alison Ranney, who heads the search firm’s Chicago office, led the assignment along with CEO Dale Jones. “Angela is an

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Female Director for Detroit Zoo 

Koya Partners, part of the Diversified Search Group, has placed Hayley Murphy as the first woman to lead the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). She is succeeding a chief executive officer, Ron Kagan, who is retiring after 28 years of service. Alison Ranney, managing partner and partner in charge, Chicago, and Kara Teising, managing director, co-led the CEO search team for Koya

Diversified Search Group Selected to Lead Search for Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino 

Diversified Search Group (DSG) has been selected to lead the search for the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino. Leading the search are Victor Arias, managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office, and Jason León, managing partner of its Washington, D.C. office. “We are honored to have been selected to lead the search

Storbeck Search Recruits SVP of Talent, Culture & HR for Ohio State University

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has helped to place Jeff Risinger as senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources at Ohio State University. The assignment was led by Steve Leo and Vicki Henderson of Storbeck Search and Matt Vossler of Diversified Search Group. For the past several months, Paul Patton, senior advisor to the president, has

Press Releases

Rob Crawford Joins Diversified Search Group

(July 27, 2021) Diversified Search Group (DSG) announced today that Rob Crawford has joined their New York City office as Managing Director in the firm’s Private Equity, Financial Services, and Financial Officers practices. Crawford is joining DSG from Egon Zehnder, where he was a core member of the Financial Services, Private Equity, and Financial Officers

Amy Shea, Veteran Talent Strategist and Career Coach, Joins Diversified Search Group

(July 7, 2021) Amy Shea, a veteran talent strategist and career coach, joined the Diversified Search Group as a Managing Director in the Nonprofit Practice, effective June 15, 2021. She is based out of Southern California. Shea joins DSG as an accomplished search leader and career coach with over 15 years of experience building and

Diversified Search Group Appoints Aileen K. Alexander in Newly Created Position of Vice Chair

(June 15, 2021) Diversified Search Group (DSG) announced today that Aileen K. Alexander, one of the nation’s top search executives, has joined Diversified Search Group in a newly created position as Vice Chair and Leader of the Global Corporate Practice. Alexander comes to DSG from Korn Ferry, where she co-founded and co-led their Global Cybersecurity

High-Profile Executives Join Diversified Search Group

(June 3, 2021) Diversified Search Group (DSG) is proud to announce the addition of three highly regarded leaders as managing directors in its burgeoning Nonprofit, Corporate, and Life Sciences practices. Following an accelerated demand for new leadership in the wake of the pandemic, the firm has seen a 30 percent surge in business; and DSG’s

Shelly Storbeck is a 2021 ACE Donna Shavlik Award Honoree

(May 27, 2021) Diversified Search Group congratulates Shelly Storbeck, Global Managing Partner, Education, on being named a winner of the 2021 ACE Donna Shavlik Award. Shelly receives this award alongside other leaders in executive search, Betty Turner Asher, Jean Dowdall, Jan Greenwood, and Narcisa Polonio. In a statement about the nomination, ACE President Ted Mitchell

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