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 Finds Inaugural Dean for Lehigh’s College of Health

After an extensive global search effort, executive search firm Diversified Search has recruited IBM Watson Health veteran Whitney Witt as the inaugural dean of Lehigh University’s new College of Health. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment. “We simply could have not asked for a finer individual to lead this new

Diversified Search Fills Board Seat for PRA Group

Diversified Search has placed Brunswick Corporation executive Danielle Brown as a member of the board of directors at Nasdaq-traded PRA Group Inc., a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans. Mark Mulvanerty, managing director and head of the firm’s private equity practice, led the assignment. “I am pleased to welcome Dani to PRA Group’s board

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments of 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, we looked back through our archives over what was by all accounts a remarkable year for first-rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector and functional discipline to

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

Press Releases

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

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

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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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