Managing Director


Martha C. Hauser is a Managing Director and the National Healthcare Practice Leader for Diversified Search. Her experience recruiting leadership in the healthcare and higher education spheres is both deep and functionally broad. During more than two decades in executive search, she has recruited a vast number of key leaders for integrated delivery systems, medical groups, health systems, academic medical centers, health sciences centers, and colleges and universities. 

Since joining Diversified Search in 2013 Martha has significantly expanded the healthcare footprint at the firm. Prior to joining Diversified, she opened the Atlanta office of Witt Kieffer in 1997, and during her tenure there served as Regional Director and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. As a result of her leadership driving the practice’s growth and brand, the company was eventually recognized as one of the top ten executive search firms in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Martha’s experience also includes leading the southern region healthcare practice at Spencer Stuart, and operational responsibility for Tyler & Company’s executive search practice.

Master of Business Administration - University of Georgia
Master of Education, Educational Psychology - University of Georgia


Professional Achievements
Presenter, 2015 - ”Healthcare Leadership, Gender, and the Workplace: The Great Divide,” at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 58th Annual Congress; Presenter, 2016 - “Developing Leadership Muscle,” at the North Carolina Organization of Nursing Leaders Annual Meeting. Publications:, for her research on the impact gender plays in the career paths of healthcare executives. The research was conducted in collaboration with the Women’s Leadership Center at Kennesaw State University. 

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