About Us

Diversified Search is not only a search firm, but also something larger: an idea. The firm has five tentpole values—truth, respect, goodwill, integrity, and excellence—that inform each and every search.

Originally founded in 1974 to find executive roles for women, today the firm is one of the top ten executive search firms in the country. And it remains committed to those core values and the idea that in diversity lies strength—it is owned by a woman, and led by an African-American man. Its core values extend to every corner of the firm, whose managing directors bring both broad and deep experience in 16 industry and functional practices.

With nine national offices and worldwide search capability through AltoPartners, a global alliance of independent search firms with 60 offices in 38 countries, Diversified Search remains as committed as ever to its mission of “Advancing Leaders, Transforming Organizations.”

Our global partner is AltoPartners

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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.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning

News Briefings

Diversified Search Leading CEO Search for Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table, a food access and education not-for-profit, has enlisted Diversified Search to find its next president and CEO. Leading the national search are Dale E. Jones, president and CEO; J. Veronica Biggins, managing partner; Jason D. León, managing director; and Jeannine Sommer, vice president and senior associate. The Washington, D.C.-based charity’s current leader, Patty

Global CEO Confidence Falls to Two-Year Low

Global CEO confidence fell in the third quarter to its lowest level in two years, but chief executives remain confident about growth prospects in the U.S., according to the Conference Board. The overall measure of CEO confidence decreased to a level of 55 from 63 in the second quarter. A reading of more than 50

Finding a Better Path to a Diverse Workplace

A vast industry revolving around corporate diversity has developed in recent years. A new wave of research, in fact, shows that diversity is a proven driver for improving profit margins. Although there’s a financial incentive to boost diversity, and a willingness to invest in it, there’s still room for everyone to do much better, in

Diversified Search Appoints General Counsel

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of seasoned Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) executive Denielle Pemberton-Heard as its new general counsel and managing director. She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “Talented, driven, and with a deep professional network

Press Releases

UTSA announces search for Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, June 19, 2018 – The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is conducting a national search for the university’s first Vice President for Inclusive Excellence (VPIE). As a member of UTSA’s senior leadership team, the VPIE will work closely with campus stakeholders to develop practices that contribute toward establishing a campus climate of

Molly A. Robb Joins Diversified Search

PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 15, 2018 – Molly A. Robb, a seasoned search executive with more than 20 years of experience identifying and placing C-Suite talent in the Healthcare, Private Equity/Venture Capital and Life Sciences sectors, has joined Diversified Search as a Managing Director. Robb will work under the umbrella of San Francisco-based BioQuest, which became

Chris Berger Returns to Diversified Search as New Co-Leader of Human Resources Practice

PHILADELPHIA, February 15, 2017 — Diversified Search, one of the top ten executive search firms in the nation, announced today that Chris Berger, an executive recruiter with more than 25 years in human resources executive search and most recently the co-owner of the Connecticut-based boutique firm, RomanoBerger LLC, will rejoin the firm to co-lead the firm’s Human Resources

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Retains Diversified Search to Find New President

PHILADELPHIA, November 19, 2016 — Lincoln University, one of the most storied Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, announced today that it has retained Philadelphia-based Diversified Search to find its next president. The announcement was made by Kimberly Lloyd, Chairlady of the Lincoln University Board of Trustees. “We are excited to partner with Diversified Search as

Alfred Sanchez Named President and CEO of Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

PHILADELPHIA, November 1, 2016 — After an extensive nationwide search, The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board voted today to install Alfred Sanchez as its next President and CEO beginning December 5, 2016. Sanchez was formerly the CEO for American Red Cross South Florida where he led a team of more than 3,000 volunteers and staff in support

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Diversified Search and Alto PartnersHunt Scanlon Viewpoint: With Disruption Ahead for U.S. Telecom, is the Right Leadership in Place?
Next generation telecom leaders will be multi-faceted. As the status quo is no longer a viable business plan, telecom executives will be compelled to pursue…

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