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.

  • 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 Recruits CEO for Easterseals

After a rigorous national search, Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kendra E. Davenport as president and chief executive officer of Easterseals. Alison Ranney, managing partner and CEO practice co-lead, led the assignment along with Corina Benitz, vice president and senior associate; Tiara D. Muse, VP and senior search associate; and Alison

Diversified Search Group Recruits First Leader for the National Museum of the American Latino

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has assisted in the recruitment of Jorge Zamanillo as the inaugural director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Latino, a new museum established by Congress in December 2020. Leading the search were Victor Arias, managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office,

Storbeck Search / Diversified Search Group Leading Hunt for UNLV’s Chief Diversity Officer  

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been enlisted to find a vice president for diversity initiatives and chief diversity officer, an inaugural role, for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Leading the assignment are managing director R. Thomas Fitch and senior associate Alyssa Perez Leal. The vice president for diversity initiatives

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits Executive Director for American L.G.B.T.Q.+ Museum   

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners recently assisted in the placement of Ben Garcia as the first executive director of the American L.G.B.T.Q.+ Museum. The search was led by Melissa Madzel, Stephen Milbauer and Jason Mannino. “After five years of working to get to this point, after our groundbreaking with the New York Historical Society last fall, the board is delighted to welcome Ben

Press Releases

Prout Group Executives Patrick Prout and Betsy Bruening Join Diversified Search

PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2015 — Diversified Search, one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms, has announced that Patrick M. Prout, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Betsy Bruening, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, both formerly of The Prout Group, have joined as Managing Directors. Prout will be Diversified’s Practice Leader for Financial Services

Diversified Search Recruits Jacksonville State University President

PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2015 — Diversified Search, one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms, announces the successful recruitment of Dr. John M. Beehler as the 12th president of Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Dr. Beehler will succeed William A. Meehan, who retires June 30th, having held the third longest presidency in the university’s history. The search, which was

Diversified Search Recruits 10th President of Columbia Seminary

PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2015 — Diversified Search announces the successful recruitment of Dr. Leanne Van Dyk to be the school’s tenth President. She is currently the Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. Dr. Van Dyk’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015. Diversified, founded in