Practice Area: Private Equity

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

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

LORENA KEOUGH

Managing Director

LORENA KEOUGH

Managing Director

Managing Director Lorena Keough works in the life sciences, chemical, consumer, industrial, and diversity practices. She is also the practice leader for our Supply Chain field. Keough has a strong record in completing senior executive searches within the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer sectors. Her focus has been on recruiting world-class talent for U.S. and European multinationals in countries across the world and has worked with Fortune 500, and small- and medium-sized public and private companies. Several of her assignments have included the placement of entire senior management teams to help firms establish subsidiary companies in new countries.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Keough successfully headed up the Latin America Region practice for a global boutique search firm that focused on the life sciences and chemical Industries. Before entering the search profession, she was the General Manager and Vice President of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging and Clinical Diagnostics divisions for Latin America. Over her career at Kodak, she worked for the Canadian, U.S., and Latin American regions.

CONTACT

Phone: 305.679.6258

E-Mail: Lorena.Keough@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration and French

Utah State University

PRACTICE AREAS

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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.

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

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

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: Philadephia, 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

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

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