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.”

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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 Recruits President and CEO for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Following an extensive nationwide search, Diversified Search has placed Jim Gerlach as the new president and chief executive officer of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) in Reading, PA. He replaces Randy Peers who resigned last July to pursue other interests. “Jim’s history of public service, high integrity and ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies

Diversified Search Recruits CEO for TechBridge

Following an extensive nationwide search, Diversified Search has placed Nicole Armstrong as the new CEO of Atlanta-based non-profit TechBridge. The assignment was led by TechBridge board member Clint Bailey and Neysa Dillon Brown, managing director with Diversified. TechBridge is dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through the innovative use of technology as a means

Diversified Search Acquires Storbeck Search & Associates

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, Diversified Search acquired education-focused Storbeck Search & Associates. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Founded by Shelly Storbeck in 2007, Storbeck is based in Media, PA, with 50 employees across six other states and Washington, D.C.

Diversified Search Recruits Chief Information Officer for Herbalife Nutrition

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, head-hunting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find. Recently, Diversified Search placed former Estee Lauder Companies executive Rhonda Vetere as the new CIO of Herbalife Nutrition. The search was led by

Press Releases

Harold T. Epps Joins Diversified Search as Senior Advisor

PHILADELPHIA – Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of Diversified Search, announced today that Harold T. Epps, who most recently served as Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia, will join Diversified Search in the role of Senior Advisor, effective March 16th. He will be based in the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters office. In his

Baptist Health in Northeast Florida Selects New CEO

April 12, 2019, Jacksonville, FL — Following an extensive national search, Baptist Health has selected a new president and CEO. Brett S. McClung, FACHE, is joining Baptist Health from Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care systems in the United States, with 29 hospitals serving nearly 7 million people. He will

Seasoned PBS Executive Joins Diversified Search

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep 13, 2018 — Denielle Pemberton-Heard, who for the past 15 years has helped oversee key content acquisition and partnership initiatives for national public television, has joined Diversified Search, one of the nation’s top five executive search firms, as its new General Counsel and Managing Director, effective immediately. She will be based in the

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

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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…