John J. Keller

Managing Director

As Managing Director, John J. Keller leads Diversified Search’s Innovation and Transformation practice. A veteran recruiter and advisor to CEOs, board directors, and C-suite leaders in the industry, he has nearly two decades of recruiting, assessment, and board advisory experience.

Keller has recruited major game-changers to lead, transform, assess, and integrate some of the most storied businesses in the world—from global giants to industry pioneers and mid-market companies in tech, telecommunications, and media.

As a recruiter and global practice leader, Keller has been responsible for hundreds of assignments. Prior to joining Diversified, he and his team made CTPartners one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech, media, and telecom search firms. Prior to this work, he built the Telecom practice at Spencer Stuart, while also contributing to the firm’s tech business and helping spearhead its CEO, board, assessment, and intelligence units.

Before his career in executive search, Keller was an award-winning senior editor, reporter, and television business journalist. In the latter role, he reported major stories and led team coverage on reports about technology, media, and telecommunications for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and other major business news and television outlets. His combined experience in recruiting and investigative journalism provides a unique asset to clients who are seeking thoughtful discussion, an experienced manager’s input, and hard-nosed execution for their most strategic assignments. Keller’s work has produced CEO, C-suite and board recruits who have delivered extraordinary results—restoring brands, igniting growth, and creating tremendous value.

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