About Us

Founded in 1973, and having completed more than 4,500 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 nearly 50 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
  • 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

JDG Completes Search for the 14th Register of Copyrights for the Library of Congress

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has assisted the Library of Congress in the selection of Shira Perlmutter as its Register of Copyrights. Ms. Perlmutter will step into the role in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th year. Darren DeGioia, president of the search firm, led the assignment. “Shira brings to this role a

JDG Associates Seeks General Counsel for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federal corporation that insures private-sector defined benefit pension plans, has enlisted Rockville, MD-based JDG Associates to find its next general counsel. Leading the assignment is Darren DeGioia, the search firm’s president. The general counsel, who reports to the director of Washington, D.C.-based PBGC, serves as secretary to the

JDG Associates Seeking CFO for NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has retained Darren DeGioia of JDG Associates to find its new chief financial officer/ chief administrative officer for its National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) division. NESDIS, based in Silver Spring, MD, is charged with providing secure and timely access to global environmental data and information

Library of Congress Taps JDG Associates to Begin Search for Register of Copyrights

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been engaged to conduct the search for a Register of Copyrights for the Library of Congress. Leading the assignment is Darren DeGioia, president of the search firm. The incoming leader will be responsible for administering the provisions of copyright and related laws set out in Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Press Releases

JDG Completes Search for USRA’s VP Corporate Strategy and Development

(July 6, 2020) JDG and USRA are pleased to announce the selection of Dennis Feerick as the new Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. Dennis joins USRA from SAIC, where he was the Senior Business Development Director and Capture Manager. While at SAIC, he led NASA and FAA captures for engineering, IT, testing, and

JDG Completes Deputy Chief Investment Officer Search for the FRTIB

JDG and the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board are pleased to announce the selection of Steven Deutsch as its new Deputy CIO. Prior to joining FRTIB, he served as Director, Investment and Risk Management for Underwriters Laboratories in Chicago for nine years where he established and sustained Defined Contribution/Defined Benefit plans and substantial retained earnings

AFRL Hires Senior Technical Advisor for Communications and Networking

(March 31, 2020) JDG and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are pleased to announce the selection of Mr. John Forte as its Senior Technical Advisor for Communications and Networking. He is a visionary leader, advisor and strategist able to bridge gaps in technology and policy across a large breadth of national security challenges. Prior

NOAA Fisheries retains JDG to conduct the search for the Director, Office of Science and Technology

January 15, 2020 – JDG Associates, executive search consultants, has been retained by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to assist in finding its Director, Office of Science and Technology (OST).  Within NMFS, the Director, OST advocates and ensures sound scientific bases for NMFS science programs and resource conservation and management decisions. Reporting to the

JDG commences an additional search for NOAA for its Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries

January 21, 2020 – The Office of Sustainable Fisheries (OSF) focuses on implementing, guiding, and achieving a core mandate of the NOAA Fisheries, ensuring the productivity and sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities through science-based decision-making and compliance with regulations.  OSF is the principal source for advice and guidance on matters relating to domestic policy issues