Practice Area: CEO

JUDITH M. VON SELDENECK

Founder and Chairman

JUDITH M. VON SELDENECK

Founder and Chairman

Judith M. von Seldeneck is the Founder and Chairman of Diversified Search, headquartered in Philadelphia. A pioneer in the search industry, she has been identifying and placing senior-level executive talent around the country for more than four decades.

A born-and-bred North Carolinian, she began her career as an executive assistant to then-Senator Walter F. Mondale in Washington, D.C. Her road into executive search commenced in the early 1970s when she bought into a small Philadelphia firm founded to find temp jobs for women. Buying out her partners in 1974, over the next several decades von Seldeneck built Diversified Search into one of the top ten executive search firms in the nation.

During the course of her career, von Seldeneck has been recognized by the executive search industry as setting the standard for retained executive search and has been active on numerous public, private, and not-for-profit boards of directors. Some of these include the National Association of Corporate Directors, Philadelphia Chapter (Chair); Citizens Financial Group; Tasty Baking Company; CoreStates Financial Group; Meridian Bancorp; and AAA MidAtlantic. She currently serves on the Comcast and NBC Universal Joint Diversity Council and is Chairperson of the Women’s Advisory Council. She was also a founder of the Forum of Executive Women, the largest association of women business leaders in the Philadelphia region.

She has been the recipient of dozens of awards and honors recognizing her achievements both professionally and philanthropically. These include the Association of Executive Search Consultants’ Eleanor H. Raynolds Award for Excellence in Executive Search; being designated as one of BusinessWeek’s Top 50 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World; induction into the Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame; and receiving the William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed by the business community of Greater Philadelphia.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3550

E-Mail: Judith.vonSeldeneck@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO DIGITAL MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS HEALTHCARE SERVICES

DALE E. JONES

President and Chief Executive Officer

DALE E. JONES

President and Chief Executive Officer

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

A native of Dallas, Jones was the son of a shoe cobbler/janitor and a kindergarten teacher; beginning at age 10, young Dale would often join his dad and brother on weekends cleaning office buildings. Advised by a family pastor and influenced by the fact that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had attended there, Jones enrolled at Atlanta’s Morehouse College. He began his career in banking, before moving into executive search as a managing partner in the Atlanta office of Heidrick & Struggles International in 1999. Always looking for ways to give back, Jones took a hiatus from the search industry in 2007, relocating to Washington, D.C. to lead a philanthropic foundation, endowed by AOL founder Steve Case and his wife, Jean, that was dedicated to finding clean water in Africa.

Jones returned to executive search in 2009, rejoining Heidrick & Struggles to serve as Vice Chairman and Partner of the CEO and Board Practice, where he consulted CEOs 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 Global Consumer Practice, and was later asked to oversee the CEO and Board Practice in the Americas.

In 2013, when founder Judith M. von Seldeneck moved into the role of Chairman at Diversified Search, Jones was named the firm’s new President and CEO, based in Washington, D.C. His philosophy on great leadership is simple: “I think it is important that leaders have the ability to inspire and motivate people and to lead by example. I think the best leaders have been through some testing in their journey, so that they can really empathize, not only with the people that they lead, but with their customers.”

Jones is a member of several notable national corporate and philanthropic boards, most notably those of Northwestern Mutual, Kohl’s Inc., Princeton Theological Seminary, and his alma mater, Morehouse College. He formerly served as National Advisory Board Vice Chairman for The Salvation Army.

ROGER ANDERSON

Managing Director

ROGER ANDERSON

Managing Director

As co-founder and Managing Partner at BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, Roger Anderson sets the highest standards for client service for the firm. His vision and commitment to excellence provide the platform for the BioQuest service model, which for nearly three decades has transformed the firm into one of the leading healthcare specialty executive search firms in the United States.

Anderson’s practice is focused exclusively on conducting searches at the CEO, board, and vice president levels. He has successfully completed more than 75 CEO searches for medical device and diagnostic companies, raising significant value for clients through the recruitment of outstanding leadership.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Roger.Anderson@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Zoology

University of Wisconsin

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST CEO LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

MARTHA C. HAUSER

Managing Director

MARTHA C. HAUSER

Managing Director

Martha C. Hauser is a Managing Director and the Healthcare Services practice leader at 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.

Prior to joining Diversified in 2013, Hauser 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. Her experience also includes leading the southern region healthcare practice at Spencer Stuart, and operational responsibility for Tyler & Company’s executive search practice.

Hauser is a frequent presenter, thought leader, and panelist at health conferences, including for the American College of Healthcare Executives and the North Carolina Organization of Nursing Leaders.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6308

E-Mail: Martha.Hauser@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Georgia

Master of Education - Educational Psychology

University of Georgia

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Appalachian State University

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO HEALTHCARE SERVICES

MARJORIE KEAN

Managing Director

MARJORIE KEAN

Managing Director

Marjorie Kean is a Managing Director in the Miami office of Diversified Search and the leader of the Consumer and Retail practice. Her practice is focused on the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets, and the majority of her clients are Fortune 1,000 multinational corporations.

Although she has experience in a vast number of industries, she has particular expertise in the areas of consumer products, telecommunications, retail, fast foods, life sciences, banking, and entertainment. Her current focus is on pan-regional searches.

Kean is formerly a Managing Director with Edward W. Kelly and Partners, which was acquired by Diversified in 2008. Prior to that, she served as Managing Director of the Caracas office of Korn/Ferry before becoming head of its Miami office. Kean lived in Mexico for 10 years and Venezuela for 16 years. In the latter location, she helped open Korn/Ferry’s Colombia and Puerto Rico offices.

CONTACT

Phone: 305.679.6225

E-Mail: Marjorie.Kean@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Communications

University of Vermont

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

JOHN J. KELLER

Managing Director

JOHN J. KELLER

Managing Director

As Managing Director, John J. Keller leads Diversified Search’s Technology and Innovation practice. A veteran recruiter and advisor to CEOs, board directors, and C-suite leaders in the industry, he has nearly two decades of recruiting, assessment, and board advisory experience.

Keller has recruited major game-changers to lead, transform, assess, and integrate some of the most storied businesses in the world—from global giants to industry pioneers and mid-market companies in tech, telecommunications, and media.

As a recruiter and global practice leader, Keller has been responsible for hundreds of assignments. Prior to joining Diversified, he and his team made CTPartners one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech, media, and telecom search firms. Prior to this work, he built the Telecom practice at Spencer Stuart, while also contributing to the firm’s tech business and helping spearhead its CEO, board, assessment, and intelligence units.

Before his career in executive search, Keller was an award-winning senior editor, reporter, and television business journalist. In the latter role, he reported major stories and led team coverage on reports about technology, media, and telecommunications for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and other major business news and television outlets. His combined experience in recruiting and investigative journalism provides a unique asset to clients who are seeking thoughtful discussion, an experienced manager’s input, and hard-nosed execution for their most strategic assignments. Keller’s work has produced CEO, C-suite and board recruits who have delivered extraordinary results—restoring brands, igniting growth, and creating tremendous value.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.901.5324

E-Mail: John.Keller@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - English, Journalism, Business

Baruch College

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

KEVIN B. KELLY

Managing Director

KEVIN B. KELLY

Managing Director

With more than 20 years in executive search, Kevin B. Kelly is a Managing Director in our Atlanta office and co-leads the firm’s Industrial practice. He conducts senior-level assignments in general management, finance, sales and marketing, operations, security, and other functions for clients in the industrial and consumer sectors. Kelly is also an active member of the firm’s Board practice, and also works with private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Kelly was Executive Vice President & Managing Director with Slayton Search Partners, with oversight responsibility for the firm’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices. Earlier, he spent 13 years with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he was a Partner in the firm and managed its Atlanta office.
Before entering the executive search, Kelly pursued a career in marketing and advertising, most recently in account service with the Atlanta ad agency Cole Henderson Drake. Earlier, he spent several years in marketing with the Coca-Cola Company. He began his career in the management training program at Universal Leaf Tobacco.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6301

E-Mail: Kevin.Kelly@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

University of Virginia

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL CEO INDUSTRIAL

HENRY MILLER

Managing Director

HENRY MILLER

Managing Director

As the leader of Diversified Search’s Life Sciences Practice, Henry Miller specializes in executive search for life sciences and healthcare organizations. He assists in identifying impactful key executives for high-level general management, commercial, operational, financial, and technical roles. Miller has successfully led global assignments in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, China, Philippines, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, among others.

Miller’s previous work experience includes serving as Senior Vice President and Global Life Sciences Practice Leader with the Solomon Page Group; managing director at a privately held search firm; and a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice at Heidrick & Struggles International.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3596

E-Mail: Henry.Miller@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Management and Organizational Behavior

Rider University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST CEO HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

TRACY M. O’SUCH

Managing Partner

TRACY M. O’SUCH

Managing Partner

Tracy Murdoch O’Such is a Managing Partner in the New York office of Diversified Search. Her responsibilities include the management of the firm’s New York office and its global Digital Media, Entertainment, and Sports practice. She has extensive experience in executive search as well as direct industry experience in large media conglomerates.

Before joining Diversified Search, O’Such opened and managed the New York office for OdgersBerndtson. Prior to Odgers, Tracy founded and served as President of, LexMedia Solutions, a retained executive recruitment firm specializing in media industries. Previously, she was with Cablevision Systems Corporation, where she built the first in-house executive recruitment department. In 1997, O’Such established the Global Entertainment, New Media & Sports practice for Norman Broadbent International, a London-based search firm. She began her career in search with Bishop Partners, a New York-based media search firm. Earlier, she worked in sales and marketing in the entertainment, cable, communications, and publishing industries.

The convergence of the media, technology, and sports industries has broadened her client base to include Comcast, ESPN, WWE, Charter Communications, IMG, and Competitor Group, among many others. Her functional areas of expertise include chief digital officers, chief revenue officers, and executives working in corporate communications, branding, and advertising.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2590

E-Mail: Tracy.OSuch@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

University of New Hampshire

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

PATRICK PROUT

Managing Director

PATRICK PROUT

Managing Director

Patrick Prout is the leader of the Financial Services practice at Diversified Search, and serves as a member of the Industrial and Board practices.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Prout had launched his own executive search organization, The Prout Group. In addition to his daily oversight and management of the firm, he conducted senior-level search assignments in its Industrial/Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Corporate Board, and Corporate Infrastructure practices.

Prior to founding his own firm, Prout served as a partner in the Cleveland office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a member of the Financial Services, Diversity, Chief Financial Officer, and Industrial practices. Additionally, he also conducted successful searches for clients in the insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, entertainment, and sports fields.

Previously, Prout was President and Chief Operating Officer, then Vice Chairman, of Bank One, Cleveland, NA, a $2.5 billion assets affiliate of Banc One Corporation. His career in financial services has also included positions with Bank of America in Los Angeles; Rainier Bank in Seattle; and Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. He also held sales and marketing positions with IBM and Miller Brewing Company.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2586

E-Mail: Patrick.Prout@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - General Management

Harvard University Graduate School of Business

Bachelor of Science - Engineering

U.S. Naval Academy

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO FINANCIAL SERVICES

GUY A. SAVA

Managing Partner

GUY A. SAVA

Managing Partner

Guy A. Sava is a Managing Director at Diversified Search and Leader of the Natural Resources practice. He focuses on assisting the process industry, manufacturing, energy, and other industrial sector clients with executive searches for their corporate boards, as well as executive, general management, and functional leadership positions. The focus of his search experience has been global including venture capital, private equity, and public/private companies worldwide.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Guy served as President of the Industrial, Chemical, Energy, and Materials Practice for a large global executive search firms, where he was responsible for business development and executive recruiting within these sectors. He also led the Board Service Practice in North America. Previously, he spent 20 years in the industry serving in various senior leadership roles.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3571

E-Mail: Guy.Sava@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Advanced Executive Management School

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Master of Business Administration - Finance and Business Strategy

Drexel University

Master of Science - Engineering

Villanova University

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL PRIVATE EQUITY

MARIE SAVARD, MD

Physician Advisor

MARIE SAVARD, MD

Physician Advisor

Dr. Marie Savard is Physician Advisor in Diversified Search’s Healthcare Services practice, and co-leads the Physician Services practice within it. A trusted voice in women’s health, she is an internationally recognized internal medicine physician, health educator, and speaker on women’s health, patient empowerment, and collaborative doctor-patient partnerships. She is the author of four bestselling books on personal health management and wellness.

As a former corporate medical director of a leading long-term care provider, Dr. Savard brings a deep expertise in the design and development of post-acute care, affordable senior housing, and population-based care. As an RN and MD, she has a personal interest in the emerging integrated models of care delivery and the need for more interdisciplinary team-based clinical leaders to support them. As an advocate for patient empowerment, she brings a crucial perspective to the need for outcomes management, evidenced-based decision-making, and the value of personal health records, patient safety, and personal health management.

Formerly, Dr. Savard was the director of the Center for Women’s Health and Associate Professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was Technical Advisor to the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women, and served on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Subcommittee on Clinical Competency in Women’s Health. Previously, she was Director of Quality Management at Pennsylvania Hospital, and has been a health columnist for Woman’s Day magazine. She is currently a part-time contributor for ABC News.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.568.0980

E-Mail: Marie.Savard@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Medical Doctor

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

University of Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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

DAWN BIGGINS

Research Associate

DAWN BIGGINS

Research Associate

As a Research Associate in Diversified Search’s Atlanta Office, Dawn Biggins works in the Board of Directors and CEO practices.

Before joining the company in 2015, Biggins served as a career advisor at the City of Atlanta’s Workforce Development Agency. She has also served as a research associate with the United Negro College Fund.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6312

E-Mail: Dawn.Biggins@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and Government

Fisk University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO