Practice Area: Board Of Directors

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: Philadelphia, 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.

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: Philadelphia, 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

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: JVBiggins@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

JOSEPH A. FRICK

Senior Advisor

JOSEPH A. FRICK

Senior Advisor

Joseph A. Frick joined Diversified Search in May 2011, where he held the role of Executive Vice Chairman until October 2016. Today he serves as Senior Advisor. During his tenure, he has provided advisory services to CEOs and conducted senior executive and corporate board searches for a range of clients in business, education, and healthcare. He has also been actively engaged in the firm’s business strategy, branding, and expansion initiatives.

Prior to joining Diversified, Frick served as President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), where he spearheaded the creation of IBC 2010, a long-term strategic plan for the company. He formed a new senior leadership team and launched key initiatives to achieve company goals. Under his leadership, IBC enhanced its standing as a trusted and respected corporate leader in the Philadelphia community.

Before becoming CEO in 2005, Frick served as Independence Blue Cross’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. In this capacity, he was responsible for corporate planning and business development, human resources, and administrative services. Today, he serves as a Board and Executive Committee member on IBC’s Board of Directors.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3593

E-Mail: Joe.Frick@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Management

Loyola University

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts

University of Notre Dame

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS HEALTHCARE SERVICES

GORDON W. HAWTHORNE, JD

Senior Advisor

GORDON W. HAWTHORNE, JD

Senior Advisor

As a Diversified Search Senior Advisor, Gordon Hawthorne provides advisory services related to identifying, attracting, onboarding, motivating, and retaining premium leadership talent while aligning them with evolving market strategies and leadership models.

Hawthorne brings over 20 years of national experience in facilitating boards and executive teams. He has worked with health-related, multi-mission organizations that have a focus on health system design and integration, and executive and top team assessment and impact. His expertise also reaches into the areas of executive and physician performance, compensation and total reward, physician integration/value alignment, governance development and recruiting, and succession planning.

Hawthorne’s client list includes Jefferson Health, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Main Line Health, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and many more.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Hawthorne was National Healthcare Practice Leader for Hay Group, Inc., a global professional service firm where he led the development of client leadership and business solutions. His advisory expertise is supplemented by over 20 years of executive leadership in integrated health systems, with specific expertise in clinical operations, market strategy, system integration, managed care, and physician integration and alignment.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.255.5948

E-Mail: Gordon.Hawthorne@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor

University of Arkansas

Master of Science - Healthcare Administration

Trinity University

Bachelor of Science - Business and Marketing

Trinity University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS HEALTHCARE SERVICES

JULIE KANAK

Managing Director

JULIE KANAK

Managing Director

Julie Kanak serves as a Managing Director in the firm’s Chicago office, where she contributes expertise in global business, banking, and natural resources. She is active in the Industrial, Life Sciences, Consumer and Retail, Natural Resources, and Financial Services practices, as well as being a key member of the Board, CEO and CFO practices.

Kanak has recruited board, general management, and financial executives for public, private equity-backed and family-owned enterprises. Her clients range from Fortune 500s to emerging companies. Her banking activity encompasses senior level placements in coverage/corporate finance, treasury, risk management, investment banking, and capital markets for the world’s leading financial institutions.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Kanak spent four years with a leading global search firm and boutique global agribusiness firm. That work complemented her 26 years in banking and corporate finance, where she principally focused on agribusiness, food, and energy. The bulk of her global corporate and investment banking career was spent as North American head of AgriFoods at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank. Her career also includes more than 10 years as a global banker and senior executive with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, and State Bank of South Australia in New York and Chicago.

CONTACT

Phone: 312.756.0381

E-Mail: Julie.Kanak@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL OFFICERS FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY 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

CHARLES H. KING

Managing Director

CHARLES H. KING

Managing Director

Charles H. King is a Managing Director in the New York office of Diversified Search, responsible for board of director assignments and corporate governance consulting.

With decades-long search experience and a steady focus on building enterprise value, King offers the guidance and strategic insight necessary for successful CEO and board placements. He is particularly well known for his ability to identify and recruit diversity candidates for board service.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, he served as Vice Chairman of the CEO and Board Services practice at CTPartners. He has recruited over 600 directors for many of the top companies in the world in industries that include manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, consumer packaged goods, technology, financial services, and more. He has also built numerous boards from scratch for IPOs and spinoffs. Earlier, he was Managing Director of the CEO and Board Services practice at Korn/Ferry International.

A frequent speaker on the governance circuit, he has addressed audiences in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. As a recognized expert in the field of corporate governance, he has led director training programs throughout the U.S., and his remarks have appeared in major business media. King has been named to the Directorship 100 list of the Most Influential Individuals in Corporate Governance.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2593

E-Mail: Charles.King@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Yale School of Management

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

Senior Advisor

B.A. “MACKIE” MACLEAN, JR.

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor 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: Philadelphia, 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

JOHN MESTEPEY

Managing Director

JOHN MESTEPEY

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 U.S. 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, healthcare, higher education, travel and leisure, technology, and biopharmaceutical sectors, among others.
Mestepey began his career in recruiting with AETNA Life & Casualty, where he was Director of Recruiting. He later co-led the in-house executive search firm, Career Development Corporation, at Lincoln National.

Following university, Mestepey was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, and served a tour in Vietnam, where he was a rifle platoon and rifle company commander. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
He is a trustee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Orange Bowl Committee.

CONTACT

Phone: 305.679.6226

E-Mail: John.Mestepey@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Loyola-Marymount University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES

MARK A. MULVANERTY

Managing Director

MARK A. MULVANERTY

Managing Director

Mark Mulvanerty is a Managing Director in the Philadelphia office of Diversified Search, where he leads the Private Equity practice.

With over 17 years of experience in executive search, Mulvanerty has successfully conducted notable engagements in the placement of corporate leaders. Serving a broad spectrum of global clients, including Fortune 500, private equity firms and small/mid-cap public and private enterprises, his expertise spans industry sectors and functional disciplines, with special emphasis on general management and financial officer roles. Most recently, he served as a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry, where he was a member of the Financial Officers Center of Expertise and Global Industrial Market. Previously, he held leadership roles in the Financial Officers practice with Heidrick & Struggles.

Before entering the field of executive search, Mulvanerty served as a professional recruiter for Systems & Computer Technology Corporation and ExecuTrain Corporation. He also served as a secondary school administrator, teacher, and coach in New York City. He began his career with M&M/Mars, where he managed retail sales territories in New York and Connecticut, and served as an on-campus recruiter.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.568.1451

E-Mail: Mark.Mulvanerty@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Counseling and Personnel Services

Fordham University

Bachelor of Science - Marketing and Management

Fordham University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FINANCIAL OFFICERS PRIVATE EQUITY 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

HENRY “TERRY” J. SCHERCK III

Managing Director

HENRY “TERRY” J. SCHERCK III

Managing Director

Terry Scherck brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of general management, strategy development, marketing and sales leadership, and consulting services. Since entering retained executive search, Scherck has recruited senior executives in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and device industries for a range of positions, including chairman of the board, president, chief executive officer, and CHRO. In December 2008, he was recognized by Businessweek magazine as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters.”

Prior to joining Diversified, Scherck was the Global Leader of A. T. Kearney’s Healthcare/Life Sciences practice and a senior member of its Board of Director practice. In addition, he served on ATK’s Executive Committee.

Before entering executive search, he spent more than 15 years in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries as a senior executive with Bristol Myers Squibb, Guerlain, SA, and Warner Communications (Cosmair).

CONTACT

Phone: 312.756.0382

E-Mail: Terry.Scherck@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Princeton University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FINANCIAL OFFICERS LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

HARVEY W. SCHILLER, PHD

Senior Advisor

HARVEY W. SCHILLER, PHD

Senior Advisor

Dr. Harvey Schiller is Vice Chairman of the Digital Media, Entertainment, and Sports practice at Diversified Search. From 2005 to 2013, he served as Chairman and CEO of GlobalOptions Group, an international risk management and business solutions company.

His previous leadership positions include Chairman of Assante U.S., a leading provider of financial and life management products; Chairman and CEO of YankeeNets, an integrated sports-based media company with ownership of the New York Yankees, New Jersey Nets, and New Jersey Devils; Vice President of Sports Programming for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; President of Turner Sports, Inc., a division of Time Warner; and President and Governor of the NHL expansion franchise the Atlanta Thrashers.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.956.3929

E-Mail: Harvey.Schiller@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy - Chemistry

University of Michigan

Master of Science - Chemistry

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry

The Citadel

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS

LAUREN E. SMITH

Managing Director

LAUREN E. SMITH

Managing Director

Lauren Smith is a Managing Director in the Miami office of Diversified Search. She conducts senior-level executive search assignments for clients ranging from high-growth early-stage organizations to multinational corporations, specializing in working with companies that are growing and/or transforming into new markets and businesses.

Smith is valued by clients for her ability to understand an organization’s strategic direction, her skills at assessing the cultural fit of candidates, and her dedication to quality and timeliness. She has placed executives and/or board members at clients such as Apple, Citrix, Comfort Systems, DHL, Kaplan Inc., Novell, Office Depot, Polyconcept, Ryder, Sheridan Healthcare, Tupperware, and Winn-Dixie. She has recently co-led board searches for a number of Fortune 500 boards, including Jacobs Engineering Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, and Navient Corporation.
She started her career in executive search in 2000 with Egon Zehnder. Before moving into the search field, she had 12 years of experience leading marketing and strategy at two Fortune 50 companies, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Motorola Inc. During her time at Motorola, she led marketing and customer operations for a wireless joint venture in Bogotá, Colombia.

Smith is an active member on numerous boards of directors. Some of these include the American Red Cross South Florida Chapter, the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University, and the Women Executive Leadership. She President of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Florida Chapter and an active member of the Thirty Percent Coalition and Women Corporate Directors.

Smith has been quoted as an expert on executive and board recruiting a wide range of publications, including NACD Directorship, Entrepreneur magazine, American Way magazine, the Miami Herald, and South Florida CEO Magazine. She has served as a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University and as a speaker for the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2010, she was named a Most Influential Business Woman by the South Florida Business Journal.

CONTACT

Phone: 305.679.6230

E-Mail: Lauren.Smith@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Thunderbird School of Management

Bachelor of Science

Pennsylvania State University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST BOARD OF DIRECTORS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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

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

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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

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