Managing Director


John Mestepey is the Managing Director of the Miami Office of Diversified Search. Earlier, he ran the Miami Office of Edward Kelley & Partners, and for 19 years was the Managing Director of the Miami Office of A.T. Kearney Executive Search.

Mentioned as one of the top 250 executive search professionals in the US in “The New Career Makers”, Mestepey has focused his practice on key management assignments at the Board of Directors, CEO, COO and CFO levels across many industries including the Restaurant, Retail, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Travel and Leisure, Technology, Bio-pharmaceutical and many other industries.

John began his career in recruiting with AETNA Life & Casualty where he was Director of Recruiting, and later co-led the in-house executive search firm, Career Development Corporation, at the Lincoln National.

A native of Southern California, he was raised in the Los Angeles area. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968, and served a tour in Vietnam where he was a rifle platoon and company commander. Wounded in action in 1969, he was released from active duty in 1971.


Professional Activities & Achievements

Orange Bowl Committee, Member and Past Member, Board of Directors
Camillus House, Member, Board of Directors
Beacon Council, Member, Board of Directors
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Member, Board of Directors and Trustee
Nat’l Assoc of Corporate Directors, Florida Chapter, Founding Member, Advisory Board
Ransom Everglades School, Past Member, Board of Trustees



BS, Psychology, Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles, California