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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 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

Diversified Search Group Retained by the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism to Find Chief Philanthropy Officer

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has been retained by the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS) to lead in its search for a chief philanthropy officer. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr. The search firm is looking for candidates with a profound connection

Press Releases

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

Seven Critical Actions to Elevate Recruiting and Retaining Efforts

(July 15, 2022) By Molly Brennan, Global Managing Partner and Nonprofit Practice Lead, Diversified Search Group More than 47 million Americans quit their jobs in 2021, the highest number of resignations on record, and there was still a record 11.5 million job openings in March 2022. As labor shortages continue, a senior economist said Q1 22 will go

A Globally Recognized Public Health Leader Is Appointed President of Spelman College

(July 12, 2022) Dr. Helene Gayle, an epidemiologist, public health leader, and humanitarian, was appointed by the Spelman College Board of Trustees in April 2022 to serve as the College’s 11th president. Euris Belle, Managing Director, and Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director, led the nationwide search with a Storbeck Search |