Practice Area: Education, Nonprofit, And Arts And Culture

LESLIE PICKUS MAZZA

Senior Vice President, Quality and Talent

LESLIE PICKUS MAZZA

Senior Vice President, Quality and Talent

Mazza began her career with Diversified—and with the search industry itself—in 1981 as the company’s very first Director of Research, over time developing, refining, and managing the company’s key research and recruiting functions and processes. Over her years at Diversified she has been responsible not only for the oversight and management of the firm’s researchers, recruiters, and databases, but perhaps more important, for their quality as well.

In her current role, Mazza is responsible for the planning, administration, and monitoring of consistent search quality within the firm, and for continually seeking improvements in operations that can achieve even more effective and efficient searches. Just as important, she is responsible for inculcating cultural imperatives—the very values that guide Diversified—to both our employees and our clients. In addition, she conducts select searches as designated by the Chairman and/or CEO; investigates and reviews new methodologies and technologies; and oversees the firm’s internal talent management, from identifying and recruiting in-house professionals across administrative functions to developing, implementing, and assessing processes related to employees’ orientation and onboarding, training, performance, and compensation.

Mazza is a Certified Practitioner of MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and has completed the Leadership Program of The Leaders Lyceum. A member of the Philadelphia Film Society, she was also a Founding Member of the Philadelphia Executive Search Research Roundtable.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3544

E-Mail: Leslie.Mazza@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Rutgers University

Bachelor of Arts

The College of New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

Euris E. Belle is a Managing Director in the firm’s Atlanta office, where she partners with corporate clients in the areas of diversity recruitment, onboarding, and retention of senior management and emerging leaders. She has successfully placed diverse candidates in the fields of finance, human resources, law, and information technology. Additionally, Belle, who has a strong background in diversity recruitment, has conducted senior-level searches for public and private colleges and universities, foundations, and a range of nonprofit organizations. Among her placements in those areas are presidents, provosts, chief academic officers, CEOs, presidents and executive directors.

Before joining Diversified, Belle was a principal at Hodge Partners. Prior to that, she worked as a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Atlanta office, where she held both business development and search execution roles.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6307

E-Mail: Euris.Belle@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Computer Studies

Northwestern University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

CHRIS BERGER

Managing Director

CHRIS BERGER

Managing Director

Chris Berger joined Diversified Search in 2017 to co-lead the firm’s Human Resources practice, after seven successful years as co-owner of the successful boutique HR executive search firm RomanoBerger LLC. Berger brings close to 20 years of executive search experience focused in the Human Resources arena, and 10 years in HR on the corporate side. He has completed hundreds of senior executive search assignments across all functional areas of human resources and across multiple industry sectors. His clients have ranged from Fortune 50 multinationals to startups.

Berger entered the executive search profession in 1999 when he was recruited into Korn/Ferry International’s Human Resources practice, and quickly became a leading member of the execution team. Several years later, he co-founded the Human Resources practice at TMP Worldwide (later Highland Partners). When TMP was acquired by Heidrick & Struggles, Berger was recruited to further develop the HR practice at CTPartners.

Berger began his career at May Department Stores, completing the company’s highly regarded Executive Training Program. He served briefly as an assistant buyer before entering human resources, where he led merchant training, corporate communications, college relations, and executive recruiting for a May division. In 1995, he was recruited by Melville/CVS Corporation, where, as HR Generalist, he recruited leadership roles before becoming Vice President of Corporate Human Resources and Staffing. Berger was briefly recruited back to the corporate side during his search career to become head of the executive recruiting for insurance giant Aetna.

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

The leader of the firm’s Board practice, J. Veronica Biggins  brings more than 15 years of search experience to the firm—including several years working in the White House.

Biggins served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Presidential Personnel under Bill Clinton, a role that tasked her with selecting and hiring all political appointees within the federal government. She worked directly with the President on appointments at all levels of the administration, including the placement of agency heads, ambassadors, and members of presidential boards and commissions.

Biggins has also served as Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. She also served as Chairman of the Czech Slovak American Enterprise Fund—a role that earned her a Points of Light Award from President George W. Bush for her leadership.

Biggins’ background also includes 20 years’ experience with NationsBank (now Bank of America) and its predecessor, The Citizens, and Southern National Bank. There, as Executive Vice President for Human Resources, she was one of the highest-ranking women in the banking industry.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6305

E-Mail: J.Veronica.Biggins@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Advanced Leadership Fellow

Harvard University

Master of Education

Georgia State University

Master of Arts - Psychology and Sociology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

JUDY BOREHAM

Managing Director

JUDY BOREHAM

Managing Director

Judy Boreham is a Managing Director at Diversified Search, where she manages a broad range of clients including those in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. As co-leader of the firm’s Human Resources practice, she specializes and is engaged in placing senior executives at the local, regional, national, and global level, and has gained expansive experience covering a wide variety of human capital related roles including CHRO, compensation/total rewards, talent acquisition and development, learning and development, organizational development, workforce planning, shared services, and business partnering assignments with such clients as LabCorp, Ametek Inc., AstraZeneca, Radius Health, Barnabas Healthcare, and JM Huber.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 1995, Boreham worked for a search firm in Central London serving the consumer market. Working with a portfolio of blue-chip international clients such as Kraft, Duracell, McKinsey, AC Nielson, Guinness, and SmithKline Beecham, she managed key business assignments across the United Kingdom.

Prior to her search career, Boreham held various business and marketing leadership positions with the largest and fastest-growing division of Baxter Healthcare, Inc., where she was responsible for launching a range of product lines that gained worldwide recognition, and more recently as Business Manager for the Critical Care division at Johnson & Johnson, where she was responsible for the development of a patient monitoring technology product in the provider healthcare space.

CONTACT

Phone: PHL - 215.656.3575 NYC - 212.542.2581

E-Mail: Judy.Boreham@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA / New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Marketing

Henley Management College, UK

Bachelor of Arts - Marketing

Henley Management College, UK

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

GERARD F. CATTIE, JR.

Managing Director

GERARD F. CATTIE, JR.

Managing Director

Gerard F. Cattie Jr. is a Managing Director with Diversified Search, based in New York. His practice focuses on searches for senior leadership positions within prominent higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, global NGOs, foundations, associations and membership societies, healthcare providers, and arts and cultural entities. He serves as the leader of the firm’s Development and Philanthropy practice, as well as for the Arts and Culture sector of the firm’s Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice.

He has successfully conducted searches for a range of functional leadership roles, such as CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, president, provost, executive director, vice president, dean, director of development, director of major gifts, director of planned gifts, and more.

Prior to his career in search, Cattie spent a decade in key fundraising positions within a variety of leading arts, cultural, and educational institutions. He joined Diversified Search in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, where he served as Regional Director of Major Gifts at the Wharton School. While at Wharton, Cattie served on the fundraising team that crafted the School’s historic $450 million Campaign for Sustained Leadership.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2587

E-Mail: Gerard.Cattie@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Global Affairs - Government Administration

University of Pennsylvania Fels Center of Government

Bachelor of Arts - Communications

University of Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

GENE E. HEAD

Managing Director

GENE E. HEAD

Managing Director

Gene E. Head is a Managing Director in the Atlanta office, where he conducts senior leadership assignments across a range of industry sectors specializing in higher education and nonprofits.

Head also serves on the Executive Committee of Washington, D.C.-based STEMconnector, a Diversified Search company that focuses on bridging the gap between higher education and industry needs. Through collaborative efforts with higher education, corporate, and healthcare organizations, as well as the U.S. Departments of Education, Energy, Agriculture, and Commerce, Head works to advance a jobs-driven economy throughout the country.

His clients include the University of Alabama System; University of California System; Samford University; UC Berkeley; California Baptist University; the International Justice Mission; the United Nations; the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and the Woodruff Foundation.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Head was a senior partner with a boutique search firm, where he orchestrated senior leadership searches in the higher education, nonprofit, and healthcare sectors.

Prior to entering executive search, Head enjoyed a 27-year career in advertising and marketing for a privately held business, where he led the company’s growth through the demonstration of exceptional customer service and innovation. During his time in this role, many of his clients were with him for 20-plus years

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6311

E-Mail: Gene.Head@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Business Management

Samford University

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

JAMES A. LANGSTON

Managing Director

JAMES A. LANGSTON

Managing Director

Jim Langston is a Managing Director and leader of the Financial Officers practice at Diversified Search. After beginning his career in public accounting, Langston spent eight years with Prudential Financial in audit, finance, and treasury operations. He later founded a consultancy providing succession and estate plans for business owners and high-net-worth individuals and families. His executive search career began in 1995 with an at-that-time boutique firm—now Kenexa—where he was instrumental in starting their retained Financial Officers practice. He was later a Managing Director with both Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry, continuing to focus on Financial Officer searches. Although his business has often focused on Fortune 1,000 clients, working at the director, VP, and C-suite levels, he also works with international early-stage and venture-backed organizations to identify and recruit world-class management talent.

Langston’s process is built on his varied and unique business experience. Using a consultative approach, insight, and intuition to understand an organization’s dynamics and operating environment, he identifies leadership that is best suited to its particular needs. Having built management teams for both domestic and international clients, he has been retained by such premier global clients as Genworth Financial, IMS Health, Sun Life Financial, Cisco, AmeriHealth Caritas, EMC, Saint Gobain, Ascension Health, Drexel University, and Cigna.

TONY LENG

Managing Director

TONY LENG

Managing Director

Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s CIO/IT practice from its San Francisco office. Previously, he was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Leng has conducted many C-suite-level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming and/or building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies. His clients have included Aurora Healthcare; Axalta; Catholic Health Initiatives; Blue Shield of California; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Delta Dental; Dignity Health; Esurance; Kaiser Permanente; Novant Health; PG&E; Polycom; Sutter Health; Symmetricom; TE Connectivity; and Wellmark.

Prior to joining the field of executive search, Leng was a board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million public company. Prior to that, he ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and chairman of its ISP and a board member of its two-million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary.

Leng uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, Resources for the Modern CIO, at tonyleng.com.

The core of Leng’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

For the past 12 years, Leng has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum, a monthly venue where CIOs and CTOs discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and which affords such leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis. Participating companies in the Forum have included Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma, among others.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.354.2154

E-Mail: Tony.Leng@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Commerce (honors) - Accounting

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Certified Public Accountant

Chartered Accountant

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

JASON D. LEÓN

Managing Director

JASON D. LEÓN

Managing Director

Jason D. León, MPA, CPA is a Managing Director at Diversified Search, based in the Washington, D.C., office and specializing in Board, CFO, and nonprofit searches.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, León was the Senior Director of Corporate Relations & Programs for the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), where he was responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive corporate relations strategies for increasing the representation of Hispanic executives in upper management and on corporate boards of Fortune 500 companies. His unique expertise in leadership development and nonprofit management led to the growth of both HACR’s corporate membership and leadership programs designed to provide companies a diverse set of platforms to enhance their external and internal diversity strategies in the areas of governance, procurement, employment, and philanthropy.

Prior to his role at HACR, León worked at National Urban Fellows (NUF), a premier leadership development organization and voice of authority on leadership diversity in the U.S., serving as the Alumni & Social Media Program Manager. A proud MPA alumnus of NUF, León completed his fellowship at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where his public finance expertise contributed to the success of an initiative to advance education, training and financial analysis in public health finance. He is a certified public accountant and worked five years as the Finance Director and Chief of Administration for the City of Isabela in Puerto Rico, where he made lasting contributions that restructured the cities’ financial structure, staff, and standing as one of the soundest municipalities in Puerto Rico.

León is a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.296.0606

E-Mail: Jason.Leon@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

National Urban Fellows, Alumnus

Master of Public Administration - Philanthropy, Nonprofit Management

Baruch College (CUNY) 

Bachelor of Business Administration

Inter American University of Puerto Rico

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE FINANCIAL OFFICERS PRIVATE EQUITY

B.A. “MACKIE” MACLEAN, JR.

Managing Director

B.A. “MACKIE” MACLEAN, JR.

Managing Director

Managing Partner B.A. “Mackie” MacLean Jr. joined Diversified Search in 1992. His previous work includes serving as President and CEO of another Philadelphia-based executive search firm, and Partner with one of the world’s largest executive search firms, Boyden International, Inc. His 25-plus-year search career has encompassed assignments for major investment and commercial banks, national consulting and investment companies, and senior-level work in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, education, and nonprofit. He has completed numerous C-suite searches and has had extensive experience in recruiting directors for both public and private company boards.

Prior to his career in search, MacLean spent more than two decades in finance, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of New York operations of M&T Bancorp. Before that, he spent 20 years with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., an international private bank headquartered in New York City. His tenure there covered assignments in lending, operations, treasury and foreign exchange management, and consulting. In his last role, he was Manager of the firm’s International Banking Division; he previously managed the banking operations in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3554

E-Mail: BMacLean@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Finance

New York University

Bachelor of Arts - History

Yale University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE FINANCIAL OFFICERS FINANCIAL SERVICES

KIM M. MORRISSON, PHD

Managing Director

KIM M. MORRISSON, PHD

Managing Director

Dr. Kim Morrisson is a Senior Managing Director in Diversified Search’s Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice. She conducts senior executive search assignments for research universities, liberal arts colleges, academic medical centers, nonprofit associations, foundations, public agencies, independent secondary schools, and companies that serve the educational sector.

Dr. Morrisson also consults with colleges and universities about organizational structure, improvement of operations, and program development with a particular focus on residential planning, integrating academic and non-academic services, and enhancing student service delivery.

Before joining Diversified, Dr. Morrisson served as Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, leading the Division of University Life for seven years, and serving as Vice Provost and Executive Director of the 21st Century Project for the Undergraduate Experience. As Vice Provost for University Life, she directed strategic, fiscal, and human resource planning for 26 departments and more than 300 staff, led facilities planning for the university’s residential system and acted as university spokesperson on student issues. In earlier roles, she was responsible for managing advising services to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, and for negotiating solutions to problems brought to the university’s Ombudsman’s office.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3546

E-Mail: Kim.Morrisson@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy - English Literature

University of Pennsylvania

Master of Arts - English Literature

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts - English

Smith College

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

NALINI PERKINS

Managing Director

NALINI PERKINS

Managing Director

Nalini Vasagam Perkins has more than 20 years of experience in the recruitment of senior executives for organizations across the nonprofit, healthcare, and public sectors, both domestically and internationally. She brings a particular focus on nonprofit organizations, and works closely with search committees and boards. Her clients include global development organizations, relief agencies, foundations, and social services and faith-based institutions. She recruits senior-level executives for national and international health and welfare organizations, cultural institutions, religious organizations, social service and professional associations, as well as hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers.

Perkins conducts searches at the CEO, COO, CFO, and vice president levels, as well as assigning direct reports to these positions. She has led numerous searches in the areas of development/fundraising, marketing and communications, business development, finance, and human resources. Perkins partners with her clients in creating new leadership roles and works with boards as they undergo CEO transitions.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Perkins was a Managing Partner with Lochlin Partners, and previously spent more than a decade working as an Executive Director of the Nonprofit Sector at Russell Reynolds Associates. In both firms, she significantly grew the nonprofit practices. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Perkins worked as an Associate at Heidrick & Struggles.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.729.3922

E-Mail: Nalini.Perkins@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

The Catholic University of America

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

IVAN PERRY

Managing Director

IVAN PERRY

Managing Director

Ivan Perry joined Diversified Search in 2017, and is based in the Washington, D.C., office, where he primarily works in the Life Sciences, Industrial, and Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture Practices.

Prior to joining Diversified, Perry was a partner with Hanold Associates, an Evanston, Illinois-based retained executive search firm focused on the recruitment of human resources executives. Before that, he served as an executive recruiter at Heidrick & Struggles, where he worked across several key practices, including those focused on CEO, Board, Global Industrial, and Financial Officers placements.

Before going into the executive search field, Perry served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, and was trained in both intelligence and acquisitions program management. A proud veteran, he served three tours in Afghanistan and currently serves on the board of directors of The Soldiers Project, a national nonprofit that provides post-9/11 veterans and their families with free and confidential psychotherapy.

CONTACT

Phone: 202-802-0069

E-Mail: Ivan.Perry@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

Master of Science – Communication

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science – Management

U.S. Air Force Academy

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES

CHARLES E. TAYLOR, PHD

Managing Director

CHARLES E. TAYLOR, PHD

Managing Director

Dr. Charles Taylor is Managing Director in the Cleveland Office of Diversified Search.

Over the past decade, he has successfully completed more than 125 executive search assignments in the academic, corporate, and nonprofit areas. Those assignments have included, among others, university presidents and other senior university officials; public school superintendents; foundation and association executives; chief financial officers; chief information officers; chief legal officers; members of boards of directors; and public officials.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Dr. Taylor was with The Prout Group, where he served as Managing Director in the Education, Government, and Nonprofit practices. His career spans nearly 30 years in a variety of corporate and academic management positions, including serving as President of Morris Brown College and Wilberforce University, President of BP (British Petroleum) Shipping, Director of Corporate Contributions for the Standard Oil Company, and managing partner and senior partner of two global retained executive search firms.

CONTACT

Phone: 216.771.2257

E-Mail: Charles.Taylor@divsearch.com

Location: Cleveland, OH

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy - Education Administration

The Ohio State University

Master of Arts - Education Administration

The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts - Clinical Psychology

The Ohio State University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

BARRY C. VINES

Managing Director

BARRY C. VINES

Managing Director

Barry C. Vines serves as a Managing Director in the Atlanta office of Diversified Search. As a senior member of the firm’s Healthcare Services practice, Vines leads executive-level searches for academic medical centers, research institutions, and integrated healthcare delivery systems around the country. Vines brings over 25 years of experience in the search industry, where he has also conducted leadership searches for technology, nonprofit, and private equity companies.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 2012, Vines served as a senior partner of a boutique search firm, where he led efforts in the technology and industrial business sectors. Before embarking on a career in the corporate world, he served in academic medicine for a number of years, working with renowned surgeons and researchers. He brings progressive and successful leadership experiences earned in Fortune 500 giants such as AT&T, Memorex Telex, Cisco Systems, and Computer Associates. His experience in leading major corporate initiatives to recruit and retain talent has proven to be invaluable in serving clients as a trusted advisor to boards.

Vines is an active member in academic and hospital associations across the country, regularly meeting with groups to discuss the challenges in developing talent. A scholarship athlete in college, Vines most recently served on the Inclusion Committee of the NCAA.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.963.9841

E-Mail: Barry.Vines@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics

Birmingham Southern University

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

ANDREW C. WHEELER

Managing Director

ANDREW C. WHEELER

Managing Director

Andrew C. Wheeler is Managing Director and Leader of the Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice at Diversified Search, and is an active member of the Healthcare Services practice. Previously, he served as the firm’s Chief Lean Officer, driving process improvement initiatives to deliver more value to clients.

Wheeler’s clients have included research intensive institutions, medical schools, liberal arts colleges, and museums. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, he spent four years with Heidrick & Struggles.  Passionate about finding the right individuals who can make a significant impact for mission-driven organizations, Wheeler has spent his entire career discovering and assessing leaders.

Wheeler began his career in undergraduate admissions at Bowdoin College in Maine, where he managed student volunteers, reviewed applications, and recruited prospective students. He then worked in the creative and technical staffing industry for HireKnowledge, effectively leading its Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco offices.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3548

E-Mail: Andrew.Wheeler@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Government

Bowdoin College

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

HOLLY BOWERS

Vice President and Senior Associate

HOLLY BOWERS

Vice President and Senior Associate

Holly Bowers is a Vice President and Senior Associate in the Philadelphia office of Diversified Search, where she supports the Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 2015, Bowers spent 11 years in executive search, principally with Heidrick & Struggles. There, she served as an associate and participated in the successful placement of over 74 C-suite and VP level positions—many of Fortune 500 companies. She also worked for Russell Reynolds Associates, in Washington, D.C., where she supported the health care practice team. In her most recent role, Bowers worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as an executive recruiter.

Prior to her move into executive search, Holly served as Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She spent five years in that role working with alumni volunteers, alumni clubs, and the Board of Governors.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3555

E-Mail: Holly.Bowers@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts

Pennsylvania State University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

ERIN DORSEY ROBINSON

Vice President and Senior Associate

ERIN DORSEY ROBINSON

Vice President and Senior Associate

Erin Dorsey Robinson is an Associate in the Cleveland office of Diversified Search. She joined the firm in 2016 to help launch a new practice area focused on recruiting top leadership at community colleges across the country. She also works to advance searches in three additional practice areas.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Dorsey Robinson served as Public Relations Manager for the office of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. Later, she joined JumpStart, a nationally recognized venture development firm, where she helped expand its fledgling national consulting business, and guided leaders in translating regional assets, opportunities, and objectives into detailed plans that would drive economic development and entrepreneurship.

Dorsey Robinson also provides strategic and operational guidance to Dorsey & Company, her family’s marketing and competitive strategy firm. Through these experiences, she has expanded her network to include a diverse group of thought leaders, experts, and innovators.

CONTACT

Phone: 216.771.2258

E-Mail: Erin.Dorsey@divsearch.com

Location: Cleveland, OH

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Case Western Reserve University

Bacherlor of Arts - Spanish

Ohio State University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES

SANDRA GOLDMAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

SANDRA GOLDMAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Sandra Goldman is Vice President and Senior Associate of Diversified Search. As a multi-industry specialist, she has been engaged in assignments in the U.S. and globally in the sectors of financial services, technology, life sciences, consumer products, manufacturing, nonprofit, healthcare, and higher education.

She has led the firm’s efforts in the identification, selection, contracting, and training for research-oriented products while also being actively involved in senior-level executive search assignments.

Goldman joined Diversified Search in 1988, after selling a successful retail business in Philadelphia, which she established and operated for six years. Since joining the firm, she has utilized unique and creative approaches to the selection, recruitment, and screening of executives.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3543

E-Mail: Sandra.Goldman@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Applied Communication

Temple University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

MANUEL A. GONGON, JR.

Vice President and Senior Associate

MANUEL A. GONGON, JR.

Vice President and Senior Associate

Vice President and Senior Associate Manuel A. Gongon Jr. has conducted searches for senior leadership positions within prominent higher education institutions, including Ivy League and AAU universities, nonprofit organizations, and government entities. He has successfully conducted searches for a variety of functional leadership roles, including chancellor, president, provost, chief of police, and executive director.

His vast client list includes Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell, as well as nonprofit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Before joining Diversified Search in 2008, Gongon worked for 12 years with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, leading government affairs and community and economic development initiatives on behalf of the Archdiocese.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3588

E-Mail: Manuel.Gongon@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - English

Loyola University Maryland

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

NANCY HELFMAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

NANCY HELFMAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Nancy Helfman is a Vice President and Senior Associate in Diversified Search’s Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice. A seasoned executive search consultant, she works primarily on senior-level searches in higher education for academic leaders with a focus on presidents, provosts, and deans, as well as administrative leaders including CFOs, CHROs, and VPs for Student Affairs. Helfman also works on leadership searches for independent schools and a variety of nonprofit organizations.

Her representative clients include Florida International University; George Washington University; Villanova University; Columbia University; Northeastern University; Hampshire College; University of Nebraska; University of Oregon; Germantown Friends School; and a variety of faith-based institutions. She has expertise in developing and executing search strategies, sourcing, screening, referencing, and facilitating the search process.

Helfman joined Diversified Search in 2004, after a successful 12-year run with her own search consulting practice subcontracting to a number of executive search firms, including Diversified Search. Her executive search career began with a boutique firm focused on physician leadership searches. Prior to her career in search, she worked in human resources management and commercial banking.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3579

E-Mail: Nancy.Helfman@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts - International Relations

University of Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

CARLA Y. LOGAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

CARLA Y. LOGAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Carla Logan is a Vice President and Senior Associate in the Atlanta office of Diversified Search. She has more than 15 years of experience in executive search in the industries of consumer-packaged goods, retail, transportation, financial services, and more.

As a Senior Associate, Logan collaborates with members of the search team to execute the search. Her responsibilities include search strategy development, direct candidate recruitment, and development. Utilizing various internal and external resources, she also contributes to business development by providing detailed market analysis and company information.

Before coming to Diversified, Logan spent 12 years as a Senior Associate with Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to that, she was the Project Manager for the boutique research firm Innovative Search LLC, where she was responsible for business development, client management, and candidate development.

Logan began her career executing C-suite search assignments for Fortune 500 corporations with Egon Zehnder International.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6309

E-Mail: Carla.Logan@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Henry Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

BETH REEVES

Vice President and Senior Associate

BETH REEVES

Vice President and Senior Associate

Beth Reeves is a Vice President and Senior Associate with Diversified Search, and a member of the Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture Practice. With over 20 years of experience in retained executive search, she has conducted searches for senior leadership positions within prominent higher education institutions, associations, foundations, arts and culture organizations/institutions, and professional and social service organizations. Beth is also a senior member of the firm’s Development and Philanthropy practice, and has placed numerous fundraising leadership professionals across the sector. Clients she has represented include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Columbia University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Museum of Arts and Design, New York Philharmonic, NPR, The Old Globe Theatre, The Pennsylvania State University, Public Radio International, The Public Theater, Smithsonian Institution, The University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. Beth has expertise in developing and executing search strategies, sourcing, screening and referencing candidates, and facilitating the search process.

Beth joined Diversified Search in 2007. She began her search career in 1994 with The Howard-Sloan-Koller Group, a New York-based boutique firm serving the media industry. Prior to executive search, Beth worked in New York in advertising sales management in the magazine publishing industry, and prior to that in advertising agency account management.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2584

E-Mail: Beth.Reeves@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - English

Wittenberg University

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

ABBY RUDMAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

ABBY RUDMAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Abby Rudman is a Vice President and Senior Associate specializing in higher education and nonprofit search. Prior to attaining those roles, she was a Senior Research Associate with Diversified.

Before joining Diversified, Rudman served as Assistant Program Coordinator at the Starfinder Foundation, where she was responsible for facilitating academic and life skills programming and assisting with the development of curriculum. She previously worked as Assistant Store Manager for Kate Spade New York, where she managed and trained sales teams by reviewing business objectives, enforcing sales goals, assisting with weekly meetings, and establishing and maintaining an effective client base.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3559

E-Mail: Abby.Rudman@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Nonprofit Management

Eastern University

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

KARLA R. SAUNDERS

Vice President and Senior Associate

KARLA R. SAUNDERS

Vice President and Senior Associate

Karla Saunders is a Vice President and Senior Associate at Diversified Search, based in Washington, D.C. She joined the firm in 2017, bringing expertise in nonprofit/advocacy and law school searches, and rigor in the placements of women and members of underrepresented groups. She also has experience in other disciplines of higher education. Prior to joining Diversified Search, Saunders performed search work at Isaacson, Miller.

Saunders previously worked on as a lobbyist concerned with whole-life issues, from preK-to-12 education, higher education, employment, and economic security planning for retirees. She was also an advocate for diversity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She advocated at the federal, regional, and state levels for the Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Chemical Society. She is also a former small-business entrepreneur.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.734.4876

E-Mail: Karla.Saunders@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology

University of Virginia

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

CARLI SWARTZ

Research Associate

CARLI SWARTZ

Research Associate

Upon joining Diversified Search in 2016 as Research Associate, Carli Swartz concentrated on projects for a range of clients in the Healthcare Services, Life Sciences, and Technology and Innovation practices. Today, she works primarily in the Nonprofit, Education, and Arts and Culture sectors.

In her spare time, Swartz is a volunteer trainer for Canine Partners for Life, which provides assistance and companion dogs for individuals who have a wide range of physical, neurological, and cognitive disabilities.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3591

E-Mail: Carli.Swartz@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Communication

Wittenberg University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

STEPHANIE FRANKLIN

Vice President and Senior Associate

STEPHANIE FRANKLIN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Stephanie Franklin is a Vice President and Senior Associate at Diversified Search, and has over 20 years of experience in executive recruitment, specializing in the healthcare, nonprofit, and academic sectors.

Franklin regularly conducts searches for CFO, CEO, COO, CNO, CMO, CHRO, and Vice President roles. Her clients include healthcare systems, hospitals, insurance companies, and universities, with particular passion for faith-based organizations. Stephanie is known for taking a partnership approach with her clients and for her dedication to mission-driven companies.

Prior to consulting with Diversified Search, Franklin’s experience as Managing Partner for a recruiting research practice included clients in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. With her initial focus in healthcare, she quickly grew her clientele to include a broad spectrum of industries, including oil and gas, industrial chemicals, technology, and higher education.

Franklin’s clinical background as an RN affords her a unique perspective to the healthcare arena. Prior to her career in executive recruitment, she worked as a nephrology nurse serving dialysis patients and families. After an introduction to executive recruitment and recognizing the opportunity to make a national impact, she turned her dedication in healthcare over to executive search.

CONTACT

Phone: 817.236.2207

E-Mail: Stephie.Franklin@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Texas Christian University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES