About Us

Diversified Search Group is the largest woman-founded and woman-led executive search firm in the world, and for nearly 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, Diversified Search Group is an industry leader in recruiting diverse, inclusive and transformational leadership 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, Alta Associates, BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper, and Storbeck Search.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, the Diversified Search Group 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.

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

News Briefings

Diversified Search Group Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for SUNY

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has assisted in the  recruitment of Ricardo Nazario-Colón as senior vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer of the State University of New York (SUNY). Euris Belle, managing director, and Nancy Helfman, senior associate, led the assignment. “Diversity,

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Brooklyn Academy of Music

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find new chief people officers. Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Missy Flower as the new chief people officer for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Chartise Clark and Naree W.S. Viner led the assignment for the recruitment firm.

Koya Partners/Diversified Search Group Names Leader of Chicago Office

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has appointed Marissa Delgado as leader and managing director of its Chicago office. “Continuing to grow our impact nationally and globally requires exemplary leadership,” said Aileen K. Alexander, CEO of Diversified Search Group. “We are thrilled that Marissa will lead our Chicago office, which has more than tripled in size over the

Heightened Demand for Cybersecurity Leaders Keeps Executive Recruiters Busy

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyberattacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be and cyberattacks

Press Releases

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.

Tyler Ridgeway Joins Diversified Search Group
as Managing Director

Will deepen services in the financial officers practice PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 16, 2022) – Diversified Search Group, one of the fastest-growing and most highly regarded companies in the executive search industry, has announced that Tyler Ridgeway has joined their Financial Officers practice as Managing Director. With over two decades of experience, Ridgeway will lead search

“Put Me In, Coach”: A Gameplan for Leadership in Cleantech

(May 24, 2022) State of Play The Renewables and Cleantech industry is tech-based, highly innovative and growing at an exponential pace. Many companies are looking for leaders with clean energy industry expertise and experience scaling a business, but in many cleantech verticals, they simply don’t exist—the business is too young. Even if we could find this

Blazing the Right Trail in Blockchain

(May 24, 2022) Guest Author: Jake Langenkamp, Managing Director, Idenx Worth the Hype Often described as “the internet of money,” blockchain is transforming the way we understand and transfer value. Economics teaches us that value is a contract of sorts—we agree that a green piece of paper with George Washington’s face on it equals one dollar. Blockchain

Larry Rubin Joins Odgers Berndtson U.S. as a Partner and Co-Head of the U.S.-Latin American Practice

(May 23, 2022) Odgers Berndtson U.S. is pleased to announce that Larry Rubin has joined the firm as our newest Partner and Co-Head for our U.S.-Latin American Practice. In this role, Larry will work closely with other Practice area leaders and country managers.   “It’s exciting to grow our presence in Latin America and be able