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

The Bridge Between Talent and Value

In a world where organizations are driven by talent, the executive search industry plays a critical role in identifying and placing top professionals in key positions. From mid-level roles to the C-suite and boards of directors, recruiters serve as the bridge between talent and value across all industries and sectors. But the world of executive

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Tapped by Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Find CHRO

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been retained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to find a chief human resources officer. Kim Dukes, Maureen Alphonse-Charles, and Andy Tarsy of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced leader to serve as its next

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Assists Wagner College with the Recruitment of 21st President

Higher education-focused Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has assisted in the recruitment of Jeffrey A. Doggett as the 21st president of Wagner College. Angelo Araimo announced his retirement after the close of the 2023-24 academic year. Managing director Ruth Shoemaker Wood led the search along with senior associates Fiona Jaramillo and Erin Meissner. “Jeff

Diversified Search Group Appoints Practice Leader

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named Caitlin Iseler as practice leader and managing director, software technology. She is based in Philadelphia, PA, and Jackson Hole, WY.  “As a VC-backed founder and talent advisor Caitlin approaches every client and engagement with a listen-first approach to ensure the best

Press Releases

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.

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