Office: Southern California

MICHAEL SARNOFF

Managing Director

MICHAEL SARNOFF

Managing Director

Michael Sarnoff is the leader of Diversified Search’s Financial Services Practice, and is based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Diversified Search in 2018, he spent five years as Co-Founder and Partner at Highland Road LLC, a boutique executive search and capital advisory firm in Los Angeles, where his clients included asset and investment managers, hedge funds, private equity and private debt funds, and investment banks, among others. The roles he has filled include senior leadership (CFO, COO, General Counsel), investing and investment research, origination, capital raising, investment banking, and sales and trading.

Prior to co-founding Highland Road, Sarnoff served as a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, where he concentrated on capital markets in the financial services sector, and as a Client Partner at Korn Ferry International, where he helped build the firm’s global markets business. At Korn, he became the first senior associate under the age of 30 in the Financial Services Practice to ever be promoted to Client Partner.

Before entering the executive search industry, he was a manager of human resources for the University of Southern California, and began his career as the head of human resources at PBJ Digital, a North Hollywood web development and consulting start-up.

CONTACT

Phone: 646.270.6970

E-Mail: Michael.Sarnoff@divsearch.com

Location: Southern California

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration - International Business and Finance

George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts - Diplomatic History

University of Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS FINANCIAL SERVICES PRIVATE EQUITY

HEATHER LINEHAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

HEATHER LINEHAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Heather Linehan focuses on cross-functional VP and C-suite level assignments, working with venture-backed, development stage, and high-growth publicly held companies in the medical device, biopharma, diagnostic, digital health, and health IT markets. With her collaborative approach to recruitment and a deep background in research, Linehan is adept at identifying, tracking, and aligning top talent with top companies. She is highly regarded for her work on key technical searches in R&D, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, and quality assurance, as well as on commercial searches in general management, sales, marketing, and business development.

Prior to joining BioQuest in 2007, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, Linehan held leadership positions at retained search firm McCormack & Farrow,  where she specialized in recruitment strategy and candidate development and evaluation.

Linehan is the founding President of the Southern California Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, where she led the establishment of the organization’s Advisory Board.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Heather.Linehan@divsearch.com

Location: Southern California

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Social Sciences

University of California - Irvine

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

DAVE MILDREW

Managing Director

DAVE MILDREW

Managing Director

Since joining BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, in 2001, Dave Mildrew has teamed with CEOs, senior executives, and board members to find the right leaders for fast-growing healthcare organizations. His specialty is building leadership teams for emerging companies, with a mandate for fast growth.

Before entering the field of executive search, Mildrew spent more than 30 years working in the healthcare industry, including in senior-level roles and as a human resources executive for global corporations including Pfizer, Medtronic, CareMark, and Tokos Medical. As Vice President, Human Resources at CareMark and Tokos, Mildrew played a key role in growing the organizations from emerging startups into large public companies. He was also instrumental in hiring the senior leaders who led IPOs and subsequent strategic acquisitions.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Dave.Mildrew@divsearch.com

Location: Southern California

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Management

The George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES