Managing Director


Charles H. King is a Managing Director in the New York office of Diversified Search, responsible for board of director assignments and corporate governance consulting.

With decades-long search experience and a steady focus on building enterprise value, Charles offers the guidance and strategic insight necessary for successful CEO and board placements. He is particularly well known for his ability to identify and recruit diversity candidates for board service.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, he served as Vice Chairman of the CEO & Board Services Practice at CTPartners. He has recruited over 600 directors for many of the top companies in the world in industries that include manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, consumer packaged goods, technology, financial services, and more. He has also built numerous boards from scratch for IPOs, spinoffs, and other situations. Earlier, he was the Managing Director of the CEO & Board Services Practice at Korn/Ferry International.

A frequent speaker on the governance circuit, he has addressed audiences in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. As a recognized expert in the field of corporate governance, he has led director training programs throughout the U.S., and his remarks have appeared in all of the major business media. Charles has been named to the Directorship 100 list of the Most Influential Individuals in Corporate Governance.

He served as a Coast Guard officer, holding a variety of highly visible command and staff assignments, including duty as military aide to Vice President George H. W. Bush. He is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Foundation, the National Eagle Scout Association, and the University Club of New York.


BS, United States Coast Guard Academy, Electrical Engineering
MBA, Yale School of Management

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