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

Storbeck Search / Diversified Search Group Seeks President for Boston University

Higher education-focused Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been selected by Boston University (BU) to lead in its search for its 11th president. Robert Brown recently announced that he will retire as president at the end of the 2022–2023 academic year. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing

Diversified Search Group Seeks Chief Diversity Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, was recently selected by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to lead its search for a senior vice president, chief diversity officer and director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). Managing director Euris Belle is leading the search. The

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Tapped by United Way to Lead CFO Search

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has been enlisted by United Way Worldwide to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Peter Gillin and Chartise Clark are leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. Reporting to the president and CEO, the CFO will play a critical role in the development and implementation of the financial systems

Diversified Search Group Fills Board Position for Jack in the Box

Recruiting for board of directors roles, considered by many to be the very backbones of organizations, has grown markedly more challenging in recent years, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm

Press Releases

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

How the Pandemic and Great Resignation are Changing Work

(July 15, 2022) By Molly Brennan, Global Managing Partner and Nonprofit Practice Lead, Diversified Search Group The pandemic has forced a rapid revolution in the way we work. Overnight, entire workforces moved to remote work, disrupting long-held workplace patterns from commuting to water cooler gossip to happy hours and in-person brainstorming sessions. Every single aspect of