About Us

Founded in 1973, and having completed more than 4,000 search assignments, the firm’s experience is deep, its reach is powerful, and its track record is extraordinary. At JDG Associates, its research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in successful senior-level searches across a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines in the Washington, D.C. region and nationally. Its local and national clients include research and consulting organizations; Fortune 1000 corporations; federal, state and local government agencies as well as small, mid and large associations and professional societies. Moreover, as a GSA-approved small business and minority roundtable member, the firm’s thriving public sector practice allows them to provide client agencies with a selection of diverse, highly-qualified senior-executives. 

The firm knows that open and ongoing communication with clients before, during and after the process, allows them to build partnerships, deliver results, and become trusted advisors. It also allows them to be flexible in its approach and adapt if a client’s needs change during a search. They become an extension of clients. Its passion, commitment to customer service, and client-centric focus has fueled the firm’s success for more than 40 years. 

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The search business is a people business. At JDG, they are passionate about what they do and understand how leadership drives success.

The are dedicated and knowledgeable and bring years of experience covering a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Its team prides itself on establishing long-standing partnerships with clients.

Solutions And Expertise

At JDG Associates, its research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in successful senior-level searches across a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines in the Washington, D.C. region and nationally. Its local and national clients include research and consulting organizations; Fortune 1000 corporations; federal, state and local government agencies as well as small, mid and large associations and professional societies.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Transportation
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tap JDG Associates to Find Chief Human Capital Officer

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has been tapped by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to find its next chief human capital officer. Reporting to the chief operating officer, the chief human capital officer will lead a staff of 200 and work across the entire CMS organization of more than 6,200 federal employees

10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

JDG Associates Finds New Leader for the National Assessment Governing Board

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has placed Lesley Muldoon as the new executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the Nation’s Report Card, a national test that gauges student reading and math skills. President Darren DeGioia led the assignment. “I could not be more excited to welcome Lesley Muldoon as the next

More Volatility, Less Motivation Expected in 2019

The start of 2019 follows a year in which all major stock indexes recorded their worst performance since the financial crisis a decade ago. The market’s extended volatility is an obvious financial and strategic concern for corporate leaders, according to a new Korn Ferry report. Experts say it also represents a latent and potentially more damaging threat: talent

Press Releases

JDG Hits Major Milestone in April 2018!

ROCKVILLE, MD – Today is a special day as we are celebrating 45 years of executive search excellence.  Founded in 1973 by Joe DeGioia (my father), JDG has become one of the Washington, DC region’s most respected boutique executive search firms. Our research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in more than 4,000 successful senior-level

The U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute retains JDG

ROCKVILLE, MD, Sep. 27, 2018 – JDG Associates has been once again retained by the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) to identify the following 4 senior executives: Associate Dean, School of Professional and Area Studies Dean, Leadership and Management School Division Director, Language Testing Unit Division Director, Near East, Central and South Asian Languages Created

Library of Congress selects JDG to conduct executive search

ROCKVILLE, MD, August 16, 2018 – The Library of Congress has retained JDG Associates to identify their Associate Librarian for Library Services (ALLS).  Founded in 1800, the Library is the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation.  It is the country’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with more than 167

Industrial Fasteners Institute Search for Managing Director Completed

ROCKVILLE, MD – JDG and IFI are pleased to announce the selection of Dan Walker as IFI’s new Managing Director.  Dan has spent the last 20+ years working for a multiple trade association management firm, most of that time working with the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). He started with MBMA as their staff engineer and worked

Dun & Bradstreet awards JDG a 96% past performance rating for Federal executive search practice

ROCKVILLE, MD – Dun & Bradstreet awards JDG a 96% past performance rating for Federal executive search practice. About JDG Associates Since 1973, JDG Associates has successfully completed more than 4,500 senior-level searches recruiting strategic leaders for the private sector, associations and government, and is one of the most respected executive search firms in the Washington, D.C.