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

JDG Associates Finds New President for Surety & Fidelity Association of America
JDG Associates President Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Rockville, MD-based search firm JDG Associates has placed J. Lee Covington as the new president of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA). Lynn M. Schubert, the group’s current president, announced in December that she would be retiring at the end of this year. Paul Belford, principal at the recruitment firm, led the search. “In the past 22 years,

7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

JDG Associates Places CIO and CTO at Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

In the U.S., public sector pensions are offered by federal, state and local levels of government. They are available to most, but not all, public sector employees. The field has been about as robust for executive recruiters as any other related sector within financial services. Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates recently recruited Sean McCaffrey as chief investment officer and Vijay Desai as chief

JDG Associates Finds New Leader for COPAFS

Executive search firm JDG Associates has placed John H. Thompson as executive director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS). He succeeds Katherine Smith Evans, who led the organization since 2012. Principal Paul Belford headed the assignment. Mr. Thompson comes to COPAFS from the U.S. Census Bureau where he served as director since 2013. Previously, he spent

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.

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