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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

Consider This Before Joining the Great Resignation

If you’re thinking about joining the Great Resignation and quitting your job, you’re in good company. Resignations are at a 20-year high, and depending on what study you’re reading, one-third to one-half of all U.S. workers are considering leaving their jobs right now. This record number of resignations is fueled by a range of factors,

Diversified Search Group Appoints First Chief People Officer

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named Linda A. Sanchez as its first chief people officer.  “Our exceptional people and mission-driven culture are a hallmark of Diversified Search Group’s success, and we are fortunate to have Linda joining us in this new role, which we’ve created to

Storbeck Search / Diversified Search Group Recruits President for Hampton University 

Higher education-focused Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has placed Darrell K. Williams as the new president of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. He will succeed William R. Harvey, who retires on June 30 after leading Hampton for 44 years. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing

Diversified Search Group Acquires Alta Associates

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has acquired Alta Associates, a Flemington, NJ-based search firm founded by Joyce Brocaglia specializing in cybersecurity, IT risk management, and data privacy. Hunt Scanlon Ventures, based in Greenwich, Conn., facilitated the introduction and transaction between both organizations. “This is a strategic acquisition that will

Press Releases

The 16th Annual NACD Directorship 100™ List Recognizes the Most Influential Corporate Directors and Governance Experts

(April 15, 2022) The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the 2022 NACD Directorship 100™—the most influential peer-nominated leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Included among this year’s esteemed honorees is Lauren Smith, Managing Director of Diversified Search Group Now in its 16th year, the NACD Directorship 100 awards recognize peer-nominated leading directors and governance professionals. Honorees are

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