About Us

Purpose. Progress. Performance.

Diversified Search Group (DSG) is the largest woman-founded and woman-led executive search firm in the world, and for five decades, has been driven by purpose, progress, and performance. Consistently recognized by Forbes as one of the Nation’s Top Retained Executive Search Firms, DSG is an industry leader in transformational leadership advisory for clients. The firm is deliberately different in its approach and is comprised of a combination of specialty practices with deep industry expertise, that together harness their collective resources to identify new leaders to meet the needs of our changing world. Diversified Search Group acquisitions include BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper, Storbeck Search, Alta Associates, EWF and Yardstick Management.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, DSG operates in over a dozen offices nationwide and offers global services as the exclusive U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of independent executive search firms. For more information, visit diversifiedsearchgroup.com.

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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.

Solutions
  • 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 Seeking Chief Development Officer for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been retained by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to lead in its search for a chief development officer. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr. Reporting directly to the president and serving on the executive leadership team, the chief development officer will be responsible

Diversified Search Group Expands Corporate Practice

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has strengthened its corporate practice with the additions of Nora Sutherland and John Burnes as managing directors. Ms. Sutherland, who will serve as managing director in the corporate practice’s technology team, will provide talent consulting to private equity clients and other high-growth

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Tapped by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to Find Chief Development Officer

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been chosen by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York City to lead in its search for a chief development officer. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr. The CDO will design and lead a comprehensive, robust fundraising strategy to meet the Guggenheim’s current

Diversified Search Group Expands Education Practice

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named Jennifer Mason as a managing director in its education practice. “We’re thrilled to have Dr. Mason join our esteemed team of experts, especially at a time when the dynamics of leadership in higher education are rapidly evolving,” said Aileen

Press Releases

Diversified Search Group Announces Nora Sutherland as Managing Director in Corporate Practice

Philadelphia, PA, June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diversified Search Group, ranked among the top 10 firms in Forbes’ list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nora Sutherland as Managing Director in the corporate practice’s technology team. With significant experience in C-level and Board of Director talent consulting,

John Burnes Joins Diversified Search Group as Managing Director in Corporate Practice

Philadelphia, PA, June 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diversified Search Group, a Top 10 firm on Forbes list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Burnes as Managing Director in the Corporate Practice. With over two decades of successful experience in Sales and Operations Management across industries, including

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Retained by The Weingart Foundation for President and CEO Search

March 4, 2024 – Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been retained by The Weingart Foundation to find their next President & CEO. The Weingart Foundation seeks an innovative, equity-minded, and visionary leader to oversee all facets of the Foundation’s work and to guide the organization into its next stage of impact as

Caitlin Iseler joins Diversified Search Group as Head of Culture, Practice Leader and Managing Director in the Software Technology Sector

Philadelphia PA, Feb. 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diversified Search Group (DSG), one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms, has announced that Caitlin Iseler has been appointed Practice Leader and Managing Director, Software Technology and is based in Philadelphia and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Prior to joining DSG, Iseler was a partner at another

Diversified Search Group Recruits Chief Financial Officer for Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University

Diversified Search Group recently partnered with Jefferson Health on its search for a new executive vice president and CFO. Congratulations to John Mordach, who will be taking over the role next month! The search was led by James A. Langston, leader of their Financial Officers Practice. Read the full press release from Jefferson Health here.