Ivan Perry is a Managing Director at Diversified Search and is based in the Washington, D.C. office, where he partners with clients seeking executives possessing a diversity of culture and thought leadership at both the national and international level across multiple functional areas within the firm’s Innovation and Transformation, Human Resources, Industrial, and Life Sciences practices.
Prior to joining Diversified, Ivan was a Partner with Hanold Associates, a Chicago-based retained executive search firm where he focused on the recruitment of CHROs, leaders in talent acquisition and talent management, and human resources business partners. Before that, he was an associate with Heidrick & Struggles in Chicago, where he worked across several key practices, conducting searches focused on CEO, Board, Operations, and Financial Officers placements.
Ivan began his career in the United States Air Force prior to joining the executive search industry. He promoted to the rank of Captain, where he functioned as the Chief of Intelligence for multiple flying squadrons and as an Acquisitions Program Manager for multimillion-dollar systems. A proud veteran, Ivan served three tours in Afghanistan supporting the International Security Assistance Force during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Passionate in his efforts to give back to the veteran community, Ivan is a member of the Board of Directors of The Soldiers Project, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that provides post-9/11 veterans and their families with free, confidential, and unlimited mental health services. He also actively participates in veteran outreach programs within the Washington D.C. greater metropolitan area.