President & Chief Executive Officer


Dale Elton Jones is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Search. His responsibilities include management of the firm and its global CEO Advisory ‎Services. 

Before joining Diversified, Dale served as Vice Chairman and partner of the CEO and Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles International where he consulted CEO and Corporate Boards on Human Capital Issues including recruiting, retention, succession planning, and corporate governance. He also served as one of the firm’s leaders in the Global Communications and the Global Consumer Practice. Dale concurrently served as Managing Partner of the Atlanta Office from 1999 to 2007. He was later asked to oversee the CEO and Board Practice in the Americas.  Dale originally joined Heidrick & Struggles in 1999, following a four year tenure with another leading search firm. 

Prior to entering search, Dale held a series of positions in business with increasing responsibility. Dale has also taken on special strategic roles to serve Steve and Jean Case, founders of AOL and CEO of Revolution Ventures. Dale brings many years of longstanding relationships ‎to his clients from his involvement with YPO, the CEO Forum and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is an experienced and sought-after advisor on leadership issues for Fortune 500 Companies. 


Bachelor of Arts, Morehouse College


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