Catie DiFelice joined Kevin Chase Executive Search Group in January 2016 as Senior Associate, bringing more than five years of retained executive search experience.
Catie’s search career includes work in the Technology, Healthcare, and Consumer markets in addition to her primary focus in Nonprofit and Higher Education. Although she has helped recruit C-suite and other senior executives in many markets and sectors, Catie has always felt most connected to her work on behalf of mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations.
Her broad nonprofit search experience cuts across the healthcare, civil rights/social justice, education, and arts & culture sectors. Functionally, Catie’s professional expertise includes CEO/ED and general management roles, senior development/fundraising/advancement leadership, chief programmatic and financial officers, and both academic and administrative leadership in higher education. Among her recent, notable successes are the recruitment of Executive Directors for JDRF, Komen for the Cure, More Light Presbyterians, and Equality North Carolina; CDO/Directors of Development for the Smithsonian, Harvard University, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Penn State; Dean and Chancellor searches at University of Arizona and University of Washington, Tacoma; and CIO/VP Technology searches for Aurora Health Care and Catholic Health Initiatives.
Prior to joining Kevin Chase Executive Search, Catie was an Associate – and previously Research Associate – in the Los Angeles office of Diversified Search, a “Top Ten” U.S. retained executive search firm.
During her tenure at Diversified, Catie played an integral role in more than 200 successfully completed executive searches across multiple industries. In addition to candidate identification and development work, Catie provided market assessment, search strategy, talent mapping, and relationship management support on dozens of senior-level searches.