Leadership

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.

STEPHEN S. MORREALE

Chief Operating Officer

STEPHEN S. MORREALE

Chief Operating Officer

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Stephen S. Morreale oversees all financial, operational, technology, and administrative functions at Diversified Search. He plays an integral role in the firm’s day-to-day operations, and in its expansion efforts within the U.S. as well as in the management of its global partnership with AltoPartners, where he serves as chief liaison to the international partners. Major firm initiatives he has led include the acquisition and staffing of four U.S. offices and the first U.S.-hosted meeting of the international members of AltoPartners.

Morreale’s prior experience in corporate finance includes serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Management Recruiters International, the permanent staffing division of CDI Corporation, a NYSE company. Earlier, he served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller for Right Management Consultants, also an NYSE company. He began his career as a Manager with the accounting firm Ernst & Young before joining Diversified as Chief Financial Officer, serving in that role from 1993 until 2003. He re-joined the firm in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer.

A CPA, Morreale is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a former board member of the Russell Byers Charter School, and he and his wife, Gina, serve on the Parents Council of Schreyer Honors College at Penn State, his alma mater.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3592

E-Mail: Steve.Morreale@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Pennsylvania State University

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

Managing Directors

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

CYNTHIA P. BARTH

Senior Advisor

CYNTHIA P. BARTH

Senior Advisor

Cynthia P. Barth is a Consultant at Diversified Search. Her practice encompasses searches for emerging and senior leadership positions for not-for-profit healthcare and human services organizations. Barth has extensive experience in working with search committees to identify accountabilities, to assess candidates against those accountabilities, and to facilitate and discipline the recruitment process. She is the founder of the firm’s preferred provider relationship with Lutheran Services in America and is a member of Diversified’s Quality Team.

Barth has 30 years of experience in not-for-profit health care and human services search. She joined Diversified in 1997. Previously she had been Vice President and Principal of Longshore + Simmons, a regional executive healthcare search and consulting firm. From 1974 until 1980, Barth held a faculty appointment at Hahnemann Medical College in physiology and biophysics.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3578

E-Mail: Cynthia.Barth@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Finance

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts - Biology

Bryn Mawr College

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

KAREN BERTRAND

Managing Director

KAREN BERTRAND

Managing Director

Karen Bertrand leads the Biopharma and Diagnostics practices at BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience recruiting CEOs, senior management teams, and board members for a wide range of both established and emerging life science companies.

Bertrand is passionate about recruiting for companies that are developing breakthrough technologies and leveraging innovation in related fields like nanoparticle technology and biomaterials. She has completed searches for senior executives in general management, discovery and clinical research, product development and finance, and commercial leadership roles. Her clients include companies focused in ethical Rx development, POC and molecular diagnostics, drug delivery/combination therapy products, and analytical tools and services.

She has a knack for identifying talent that can take burgeoning innovative technology organizations to the next level—whether it’s a founder-CEO transition, adding independent board members, a progression to clinical development, or defining a strategic roadmap.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Karen.Bertrand@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Master of Arts

Universite de Paris-Sorbonne

Master of Arts

University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Business Administration - International Relations

University of California, Davis

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

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

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: Philadelphia, 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

LYN BRENNAN

Managing Director

LYN BRENNAN

Managing Director

Lyn Brennan joined Diversified Search as a Managing Director in the Healthcare Services practice in 2017, based in the New York office.

Brennan began her career in search in 1998 as a Vice President and Director at Isaacson Miller in Boston. Specializing in healthcare and life sciences, she subsequently worked in similar roles at Amrop Battalia Winston and, most recently, at Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to her career in executive search, Brennan, a registered nurse with degrees from both Georgetown and New York University, worked as a practice leader in healthcare operations at Ernst & Young, and as a director of health care operations and quality at Coopers & Lybrand.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2585

E-Mail: Lyn.Brennan@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Arts - Delivery of Nursing Services

New York University

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Georgetown University

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES

ALISON M. BYERS, PSY.D

Vice President, Assessment Services

ALISON M. BYERS, PSY.D

Vice President, Assessment Services

Alison Byers, Psy.D., is Vice President, Psychological and Assessment Services at Diversified Search, where she offers clients Assessment Services to gain a full leadership assessment of potential candidates and how they might fit within any given organization. Her main tool for this assessment is the Hogan Assessment System, designed to understand an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, values, and approach to problem-solving. Byers works across all sectors and practices and has a particular interest in the nonprofit sector. She often serves as a strategist on senior-level searches.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 2012, Byers gained extensive clinical experience in juvenile rehabilitation and interpersonal trauma; she worked with the Adolescent Trauma Treatment Development Center and the Terrorism and Disaster Branch of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and coordinated the Police-Mental Health Project within the Department of Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital in New York. Byers also consulted with the Suffolk County Juvenile Probation Department and served as Clinical Director for a community health center. She also served as the Assistant Director for the Psychological Services Center at Long Island University.

Byers has also worked in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist, and served as an Adjunct Professor and supervised doctoral students at LIU. She is a Co-Founder and Board Member at the Russell Byers Charter School, named for her late father, in Philadelphia; the school emphasizes Russell Byers’ belief in fostering academic excellence, civic responsibility, and community service. She also serves as a Board Member of the Richard King Mellon and Richard King Mellon Family Foundations.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3542

E-Mail: Alison.Byers@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Long Island University, CW Post

Master of Philosophy - Criminology

Cambridge University

Bachelor of Arts

Georgetown University

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

SARA CONNOLLY

Managing Director

SARA CONNOLLY

Managing Director

Sara Connolly is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s Healthcare Services practice. She has over 20 years of senior executive search experience and has conducted searches on behalf of clients including national not-for-profit health systems, major academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, physician organizations, community hospitals, managed care companies, and consulting organizations.

Connolly has worked on senior executive searches including board members, CEOs, COOs, chief medical officers, CFOs, chief human resources officers, and numerous searches at the senior vice president and vice president level in the areas of operations, quality and patient safety, health policy, diversity, and marketing.

During her career, Connolly has developed specific expertise in physician executive searches and has placed senior physician leaders in roles including CEO, hospital and medical group CEO, clinical chair and chief, chief medical officer, and chief quality and safety officer.

Connolly has had extensive experience in strategic role definition, organizational assessment, development and execution of search strategies, sourcing and interviewing of potential candidates, and facilitation of search committees and executive and governance-related search processes.

Prior to her career in executive search, Connolly served as a social worker in children’s services agencies in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3587

E-Mail: Sara.Connolly@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Philosophy

University of Hull, UK

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

LESLIE CRUZ

CEO, STEMconnector®

LESLIE CRUZ

CEO, STEMconnector®

Leslie Cruz is the CEO of Stemconnector, a consortium of companies, nonprofit associations, professional societies, STEM-related research and policy organizations, government entities, universities, and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital in the United States. She joined STEMconnector, a Diversified Search company, in 2017.

A leader with deep experience in the technology field, Cruz spent the 20 years prior to STEMconnector as an executive with CEB, an Arlington, Virginia-based global professional services firm that assists business leaders in developing growth strategies and solutions. She boasts an impressive track record of growing businesses and delivering innovations that provide stellar returns on investment.

STEMconnector is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM” through comprehensive Councils and services that enable talent and jobs collaboration. STEMconnector client councils and services include: The Global STEM Talent Initiative(GSTS); Million Women Mentors(MWM); STEM Innovation Task Force; STEM Food & Ag Council; STEM Higher Education Council; and initiatives such as Day of Design and the 100 Leaders publication series.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.304.1958

E-Mail: Leslie.Cruz@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Vanderbilt University

PRACTICE AREAS

STEMCONNECTOR

MICHEL DESCHAPELLES

Managing Director

MICHEL DESCHAPELLES

Managing Director

Michel Deschapelles is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s Miami office and leads the Innovation and Transformation Group, focused on serving clients across the US that have disruptive needs in their business, within the firm’s Technology and Innovation practice. He offers his clients a distinctive combination of deep executive search expertise along with extensive business experience, having led enterprises in both growth and turnaround environments.

As a talent consultant for the past ten years, most notably at Egon Zehnder, Deschapelles has pioneered several initiatives to help clients, across sectors and functions, focused on their transformation and diversity efforts. He has conducted thousands of executive-level candidate assessments resulting in a clear track record of success in the evaluation, selection, and placement of top talent. In addition, his work has earned him a reputation in the market as an expert on how to effectively manage changing team dynamics.

Earlier, Deschapelles had a distinguished 10-year career at Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent), where he held several leadership positions, including President of Lucent Central America, Venezuela, and Caribbean. He also held global roles as the Director of New Business Development and Sales for Lucent’s Worldwide Services organization. There, he led strategic projects during all phases of Lucent’s global business, and his efforts there leading complex groups are featured in the bestselling book Primal Leadership, by Daniel Goleman. Before joining Lucent, Deschapelles served as the Systems Officer for the Republic National Bank of New York in Miami (now HSBC). There, he led the information technology function and implemented systems and organizational changes. He began his professional career on Wall Street as a Financial Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston Limited.

CONTACT

Phone: 305.679.6270

E-Mail: Michel.Deschapelles@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Pennsylvania

Master of Science - Information Technology and Telecommunications Management

University of Miami

Bachelor of Science - Engineering and Psychology

Tufts University

PRACTICE AREAS

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

Neysa Dillon Brown is a Managing Director with Diversified Search’s Healthcare Services practice. In her role, she partners with hospitals and healthcare systems on talent acquisition, executive and diversity recruitment, organizational assessments, and pipeline development.

Brown specializes in developing diverse healthcare management teams to meet organizational and business priorities. She has had success building partnerships, driving organizational change, and implementing innovative programs in the academic, healthcare delivery, association, and community settings.

Some clients include Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Duke University Health System, University of Maryland Medical Center, Northwestern University Hospital, American Cancer Society, Ascension Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Grady Health System.

Her passion for addressing health disparity issues has inspired her commitment to advancing the careers of minority healthcare professionals. She has developed community-based innovation strategies to address disparities in preterm births; conducted employee and community focus groups; and launched an organizational assessment of patient-centered communications that utilizes survey tools to determine if organizations practice culturally appropriate and respectful communication.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6304

E-Mail: Neysa.DillonBrown@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Health Administration

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

KIM ENNIS

Managing Director

KIM ENNIS

Managing Director

Kim Ennis specializes in the recruitment of senior-level executives for medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical, and healthcare IT companies.

Since joining BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, in 2001, Ennis has focused her practice on recruiting C-suite executives, board members, and other senior leaders in the medical device, consumer health and wellness, and health IT markets. Well-honed at assessing talent, she recruits for all functional leadership roles, including sales and marketing, R&D, operations and manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, quality, and finance. She has built an impressive roster of clients and works with companies of various stages of growth—from early-stage and venture-capital-backed to global public.

Ennis brings almost 30 years of healthcare experience to her search work. She has held positions in sales, training, and business development for leading medical device companies such as Mallinckrodt, Haemonetics, and Laserscope. She also spent a decade as a registered nurse, specializing in cardiovascular and open-heart surgery.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Kim.Ennis@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Master of Arts - Education

Columbia University

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Adelphi University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

EDIE FRASER

Founder and Chairman, STEMconnector®

EDIE FRASER

Founder and Chairman, STEMconnector®

Edie Fraser is Founder and Chairman of STEMconnector, where she works to build the one-stop communications and best practices initiative for STEM. She also serves as a Senior Consultant of Diversified Search, where she previously directed the Washington and government business. She brings to her role over four decades of experience in supporting diversity at the most senior levels of corporations, organizations, and government in the U.S. and globally.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Fraser was Founder and CEO of Diversity Best Practices, a member service for diversity practitioners. There, she designed the CEO Diversity Leadership program, including the prestigious CEO Diversity Awards. She is also the founder of the Business Women’s Network, and Vice Chair of the World Affairs Council in D.C.

For her role in these and several other enterprises, Fraser has won 45 major leadership awards, including the Mosaic Award from Diversity Woman, and an induction into the Enterprising Women’s Hall of Fame.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.296.5222

E-Mail: Edie.Fraser@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Duke University

PRACTICE AREAS

STEMCONNECTOR

ANTHONY J. FRICK, ESQ.

Senior Advisor

ANTHONY J. FRICK, ESQ.

Senior Advisor

Anthony J. Frick, Esq., currently serves as a Senior Advisor at Diversified Search. In this capacity, he leads select healthcare consulting and executive search engagements. In addition to his role with Diversified, Frick serves as President and CEO of GlobalFit, a health and wellness technology company.

Frick joined Diversified Search in January 2013 and previously held the role of Managing Director and Vice President & General Counsel. As a Managing Director, he worked across the firm’s practice areas in the development and delivery of quality, high-level search assignments.

He produced significant growth in Diversified Search’s healthcare practice, leading high-profile and visible senior executive and board-level searches for some of the nation’s largest health insurers, while also managing and expanding significant client relationships. Frick also participated in the expansion of Diversified Search’s services into the areas of human capital, succession planning, and executive onboarding consulting, which continues to position Diversified Search as a leading executive search firm for the healthcare industry.

As Vice President & General Counsel, he provided legal oversight and counsel in the operation of the firm. Frick was also part of the team that grew the firm by leading the structuring and negotiation of strategic acquisitions of peer executive search firms.

Frick was previously at Dechert LLP, an international law firm, where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate finance and public company reporting and governance issues. He also regularly advised clients on the full range of general corporate and securities matters. Prior to Dechert, he served as a legal clerk for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on House Administration. Earlier in his career, Frick was a business consultant for Accenture, a management consulting firm. He also played professional lacrosse for the San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3574

E-Mail: Anthony.Frick@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor

University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Brown University

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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

HUGO FUEGLEIN

Managing Director

HUGO FUEGLEIN

Managing Director

Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office and is a core member of the Global CIO practice for Diversified Search. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology practice at Diversified Search, a role that has allowed him to place technology executives in key positions across all industries. He specializes in the placement of chief information officers, chief technology officers, and technology executives in IT architecture, IT infrastructure, application development, and IT operations.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International, and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT practice at CT Partners, where he served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions. He has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative. Industry sectors he has served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

Fueglein’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels. During his seven-year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise. Earlier in his career, he was an economist with Chase Econometrics and the Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates (WEFA) Group.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2591

E-Mail: Hugo.Fueglein@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Agricultural Economics

University of Connecticut

Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Economics

University of Connecticut

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

PETER J. GILLIN

Managing Director

PETER J. GILLIN

Managing Director

Peter J. Gillin is a Managing Director in the Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice, specializing in secondary education.

Gillin has spent his entire career in education, as a teacher, coach, administrator, and now as a search executive identifying and placing highly qualified professionals in key education leadership roles. He began his career at the Episcopal High School of Virginia, where he served in various roles, including as a teacher in the Department of English, dormitory head, and coach (lacrosse, soccer, squash). Later, he was part of the senior administrative team at the Pomfret School in Connecticut, where his titles included dean of students and director of residential life. While there, he served on the school’s Diversity Committee, taught American and British literature, and coached lacrosse and squash.

Using his deep roots in secondary education in an entirely new way, Gillin then entered the executive search industry. Before joining Diversified Search in 2017, he worked as a consultant for Princeton, N.J.-based Wickenden Associates, where as a senior search consultant he recruited and placed both heads of schools and divisions in independent schools around the country. He was also involved in working with boards to develop best practices and onboarding for senior leaders.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3556

E-Mail: Peter.Gillin@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Education, School Administration and Supervision

University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, English and History

University of Virginia

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

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

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

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

CYNTHIA P. HECKSCHER

Managing Director

CYNTHIA P. HECKSCHER

Managing Director

Cynthia Price Heckscher is a Managing Director with Diversified Search, and is the founder of the firm’s Healthcare Services practice.

Heckscher has developed a consultative search practice which focuses on senior executive, clinician, and governance searches for large, nonprofit, and/or faith-based healthcare systems, academic medical centers, and specialty hospitals nationwide. Most of her search assignments involve working with boards and search committees in the selection of chief executive officers and other C-Suite executives for multi-site organizations at the regional, statewide, or national level. She has more than 130 CEO searches to her credit. She has also worked closely with clients in their respective efforts to recruit, retain, and develop diverse leadership talent. In response to her clients’ interest in utilizing core competencies for leadership development and selection purposes, Heckscher has completed training in behavior event/core competency interviewing with the Hay Group.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Heckscher served as the Director of Research and Program Development for the Health Federation of Philadelphia, a nonprofit health planning organization, where she designed and implemented programs to address the healthcare needs of medically underserved and/or uninsured women and children in the city. In addition to her earlier experience as a case worker at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center’s Neurological Institute, she served as a social worker and the coordinator of the statewide Child Development Program for Dartmouth Medical School from 1976 to 1985.

Over the years, Heckscher has served on numerous boards with a focus on healthcare and children with developmental disabilities. A board member of the Daughters of Charity Foundation in St. Louis for 10 years, she also previously served on the boards of the Harriott O. Landenberger Medical Research Foundation and Chestnut Hill Health Care.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3540

E-Mail: Cynthia.Heckscher@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Social Work

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts - History

Vassar College

PRACTICE AREAS

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

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

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

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

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.

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

DAVE MILDREW

Managing Director

DAVE MILDREW

Managing Director

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

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

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Dave.Mildrew@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Management

The George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

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: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Management and Organizational Behavior

Rider University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST CEO HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

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 brings more than 20 years experience conducting 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: Philadelphia, 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

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

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

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, Ivan was a Partner with Hanold Associates, an Evanston, IL, based retained executive search firm focused on the recruitment of senior level human resources executives. Before that, he served with Heidrick & Struggles in Chicago, where he worked across several key practices, including those focused on CEO, Board, Global Industrial, and Financial Officers placements.

Ivan began his career in the United States Air Force prior to joining the executive search industry. As a Captain, he was trained in both Intelligence and Acquisitions Program Management. A proud veteran, Ivan served three tours in Afghanistan supporting the International Security Assistance Force under NATO. He is committed in his efforts to give back to the veteran community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Soldiers Project, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization 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

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

JAMES D.S. PRUETT

Managing Director

JAMES D.S. PRUETT

Managing Director

James Pruett is a Managing Director in the Healthcare and Life Sciences practices of Diversified Search. During his 15 years of experience in retained executive search, Pruett’s focus has been on leading national search assignments for senior leaders and other key executives within the healthcare, life sciences, professional services, and financial services industries. He also has eight years of experience in healthcare consulting with one of the world’s largest management consulting firms, where he focused on organizational change and human capital strategy as an advisor to senior executives in Fortune 500 companies.

Pruett joined Diversified from Morgan Samuels Company, a retained search firm where he established the Chicago office and was a Partner and National Practice Leader.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International, where he successfully completed retained searches for leading U.S. companies within the Global Financial Services practice. Pruett has also worked with Equinox Partners, a boutique retained search firm, and Russell Reynolds Associates in the Professional Services, Consumer, and Financial Services practices.

Pruett began his career with Accenture (Andersen Consulting), where he focused in healthcare and life sciences as a management consultant working directly with senior executives and other business leaders to address needs in human capital strategy, organizational change and development, and change strategy.

CONTACT

Phone: 312.756.0383

E-Mail: James.Pruett@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Healthcare and Marketing

Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts - English Language and Literature

University of Michigan

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES

ZACK REYNOLDS

Managing Director

ZACK REYNOLDS

Managing Director

Zack Reynolds is a Managing Director in the Healthcare Services practice in the Chicago office. With nearly 20 years of executive search experience in the provider healthcare space, Reynolds plays the role of trusted advisor and consultant to his clients. He has served as a generalist with a heavy emphasis on C-suite and vice president-level positions across all functional areas, and has conducted national searches in a variety of environments with varying degrees of scale and complexity. His clients have included multi-state integrated delivery systems, large academic medical centers, schools of medicine, small rural healthcare providers, physician groups, and ACOs.

Reynolds is a hands-on professional who leads client searches at both a tactical and strategic level. His work is defined by a style that is collaborative, quality-focused, accessible, dependable, and consultative. He considers himself a true partner to his clients.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Reynolds served as a Partner at Quick Leonard Kieffer (QLK). In 2004, he left to serve in a corporate Human Resources position for a Fortune 500 company, and later was a Senior Associate for Slayton Search Partners. He rejoined QLK in 2007 and served as a Partner from 2011 until joining Diversified in 2016. Reynolds began his career in the late-1990s as a research associate with Norman Broadbent International, where he was responsible for search strategy and candidate development.

CONTACT

Phone: 312.756.0380

E-Mail: Zack.Reynolds@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Finance

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Canisius College

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS HEALTHCARE SERVICES

GALE RICHARDS

Managing Director

GALE RICHARDS

Managing Director

Gale Richards has built and developed senior leadership teams for fast-growing medical technology companies for more than 25 years. As both a seasoned executive recruiter and an experienced sales and marketing leader in the healthcare space, she understands a company’s DNA and adeptly identifies and places leaders that will help an organization grow and evolve.

A partner at BioQuest, a Diversified Search company, since 2003, Richards has become a key advisor to CEOs, venture capitalists, and senior executives as they search for high-impact talent to lead their companies. Her passion is finding those transformational leaders that can embrace challenges and develop a thriving company culture. Her search experience includes C-suite, board members, and senior executives for every cross-functional role, and her industry expertise includes work in the medical devices, healthcare IT, digital health, and diagnostics sectors.

Richards is a member and investor in Life Science Angels and is a featured speaker at industry events—such as the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center and HealthTech Capital’s annual conference—where she tackles topics such as leadership and building innovative teams.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Gale.Richards@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Texas Women's University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

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: Philadelphia, 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: Philadelphia, 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

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

LES STERN

Managing Director

LES STERN

Managing Director

Leslie “Les” Stern is based in Diversified Search’s Chicago office, where he leads the firm’s internal efforts to recruit seasoned managing directors into its practices. He has over 40 years of experience in executive search, both as an entrepreneur running a successful firm and as a partner with global firms.

Previously, Stern was with CTPartners, where he was primarily responsible for strategically building the professional ranks. He was charged with broadening the geographic reach of the firm and identifying and staffing practice areas to support efforts throughout the world.

Stern’s search career began when he established Stern Associates, a firm he led for 25 years. He merged his firm with Ward Howell, where he headed the Financial Services practice. Later he joined Sullivan & Company, which was eventually acquired by Heidrick & Struggles. During his career with Heidrick, Stern specialized in conducting senior-level searches in the financial services industry.

Stern has received several notable recognitions for his work in the financial sector, including being named in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and making Crain’s list of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in New York.”

CONTACT

Phone: 312.525.2868

E-Mail: Les.Stern@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Tulane University

Bachelor of Science - Hotel Administration

Cornell University

Executive-in-Residence

Tulane A. B. Freeman School of Business

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Government

Bowdoin College

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Vice President and Senior Associates

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: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts

Pennsylvania State University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

BRAD BUEHLER

Vice President and Senior Associate

BRAD BUEHLER

Vice President and Senior Associate

Brad Buehler joined BioQuest in 2002, and remains with the firm after its acquisition by Diversified Search in 2016. He recruits cross-functional VP and C-suite level individuals for emerging and established clients in the Medical Device and Digital Health sectors.

Buehler’s expertise is built around deep industry and domain knowledge; he has developed and cultivated a broad network of established and emerging leaders whom he calls upon frequently to vet candidates.

Prior to joining BioQuest, Buehler spent 10 years with a retained executive search firm, staffing senior level leadership for healthcare information technology companies, including startups, health IT vendors, and systems integration and consulting firms.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Brad.Buehler@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration (International Business)

Dominican University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

RON CALEF

Vice President and Senior Associate

RON CALEF

Vice President and Senior Associate

Ron Calef is a Vice President and Senior Associate. His responsibilities include search strategy development, client communications, direct candidate recruitment, and development.

His career in recruitment includes more than 13 years’ experience in executive search, with deep knowledge in the technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer packaged goods, retail, nonprofit, higher education, renewable energy, professional services, audit and accounting, and insurance sectors.

He began his career in executive search with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG), and has worked in retained search for several boutique firms, as well as for Boyden Associates and Hodge Partners. His prior business experience includes retail management, sporting goods marketing, business development, and corporate leadership consulting.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.354.2162

E-Mail: Ron.Calef@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - English Literature

University of Maine

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

TIM CONDON

Vice President and Senior Associate

TIM CONDON

Vice President and Senior Associate

Tim Condon is Vice President and Senior Associate within the Life Sciences practice at the firm’s Philadelphia office. He is an established, results- and quality-oriented search professional.

Condon brings a deep knowledge of the Life Sciences industry. He formerly served as Senior Director in a highly specialized boutique retained firm, and has been instrumental in the placement of senior executives in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and animal health sectors.

Before joining Diversified Search, Condon was a senior client director/deputy team lead for a London-based retained search firm specializing in life sciences. In that role, he was responsible for managing the day-to-day engagement portfolio for the company’s U.S. office. Earlier in his career, he served as a scientific and clinical recruiter.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3595

E-Mail: Tim.Condon@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Randolph Macon College

PRACTICE AREAS

LIFE SCIENCES

KARI DONOVAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

KARI DONOVAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Kari Donovan is a Vice President and Senior Associate within Diversified Search’s Healthcare practice. She brings to the team more than 25 years of progressive healthcare search and consulting experience, with several top-tier firms.

In addition to co-leading numerous C-suite searches in the health provider space, Donovan brings extensive experience in physician executive and medical group management searches. She has particular strengths in the areas of organizational dynamics, candidate assessment, and capturing relevant market intelligence. She has additional expertise in coaching, personality, and organizational assessment, and is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.

Her previous experience includes running her own consulting firm specializing in retained physician search, as well as roles with Witt Kieffer and Cejka and Company.

CONTACT

Phone: 314.623.1264

E-Mail: Kari.Donovan@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Social Work

St. Louis University

Bachelor of Arts - Broadcast Journali

University of Missouri

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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

DIANNE DOWNEY

Vice President and Senior Associate

DIANNE DOWNEY

Vice President and Senior Associate

Dianne Downey is a Vice President and Senior Associate with Diversified Search. A seasoned executive search consultant, Downey has been with the firm for over 20 years and works primarily in the Healthcare Services Practice, in both the provider and payer sectors. She has worked on numerous senior executive searches, including those for: president and CEO, COO, CFO, chief human resources officer, and chief physician executive. Clients she has represented include Ascension Health, SSM Health, Geisinger, Independence Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, AmeriHealth Caritas, and Devereux. She has extensive experience in developing and executing search strategies, sourcing and screening candidates, referencing, and facilitating the search process.

Downey joined Diversified Search in 1993, bringing over 10 years of recruiting experience to the firm. She began her recruiting career at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and then gained experience in the information technology industry as a recruiter for EDP Contract Services. Prior to joining Diversified Search, she worked in human resources for Systems and Computer Technology Corporation (SCT).

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3564

E-Mail: Dianne.Downey@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Consumer Services

Miami University

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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

MAHALIA GAULD

Vice President and Senior Associate

MAHALIA GAULD

Vice President and Senior Associate

Mahalia Gauld is a Senior Associate for Diversified Search in the Healthcare Services and Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practices. She has experience in developing and executing search strategies, sourcing and screening candidates, referencing, and facilitating the search process. She also works closely with consultants and research associates to develop search strategies and principles while utilizing resources to further candidate development.

Gauld has been with Diversified Search since 2011. Prior to becoming an Associate, she was a Senior Research Associate, specializing in the healthcare and higher education sectors.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3583

E-Mail: Mahalia.Gauld@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Administration

University of Denver

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS HEALTHCARE 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: Philadelphia, 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: Philadelphia, 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: Philadelphia, 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

HEATHER LINEHAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

HEATHER LINEHAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

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

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

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

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Heather.Linehan@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Social Sciences

University of California - Irvine

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

PAM LISLE

Vice President and Senior Associate

PAM LISLE

Vice President and Senior Associate

Pam Lisle is a Vice President and Senior Associate with Diversified Search. She possesses deep experience in multiple industries, with an emphasis in Healthcare Services and Life Sciences. With over 15 years of retained search experience, she has conducted senior-level searches within healthcare systems, academic medical institutions, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, device and biotech companies, as well as sports, media, and entertainment organizations.

Lisle joined Diversified Search in 2012. She began her search career in 1999, with Ray & Berndtson; previously, she was with A. T. Kearney, Korn Ferry, and Lisle Associates. She also served as Vice President, Recruiting and Training, for Pegasus Golf Management, a Carlyle Group company. Lisle began her career with Burlington Northern Railroad, in human resources and sales.

CONTACT

Phone: 630.207.1647

E-Mail: Pam.Lisle@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Management

LeTourneau University

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES

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

JO MAHANEY

Vice President and Senior Associate

JO MAHANEY

Vice President and Senior Associate

JoAnn “Jo” Mahaney works within the Medical Device, Biopharma, and Healthcare Technology practices at BioQuest, a Diversified Search company. A seasoned professional with more than three decades of experience in retained executive search, she has consulted with a diverse range of clients—from emerging private companies to public global leaders.

Mahaney’s breadth and depth of experience give her a keen eye for recruiting executives that align with her clients’ corporate cultures. She partners with senior management to understand a client’s challenges, competitive landscape, mission, culture, and plans for growth. She finds that the excitement and satisfaction of her work are in identifying the right skill set and personality in candidates, effectively communicating the opportunity to potential candidates, and successfully placing that essential team member to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Prior to joining BioQuest, Mahaney held executive recruiting positions in global firms such as Heidrick & Struggles, SpencerStuart, and Ward Howell International. She also led her own retained search consultancy, The Mahaney Group, which focused on building executive teams for emerging growth companies.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Jo.Mahaney@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

Minnesota State University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

JOYCE ORT

Vice President and Senior Associate

JOYCE ORT

Vice President and Senior Associate

Joyce Ort has deep experience in executive search, with a proven track record of successful candidate development, sourcing, strategy, and research. She has conducted executive-level searches for premier companies across the consumer, industrial, technology, professional services, and life sciences industries in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.

Before coming to Diversified, Ort worked as a consultant and analyst in the Technology & Business Professional Services practice for A.T. Kearney Executive Search. Prior to that, she worked for Ray & Berndtson as Coordinator in Research, supporting its Global Technology Practice.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.287.7203

E-Mail: Joyce.Ort@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Business

Tarrant County College

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL

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: Philadelphia, 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

JEANNINE SOMMER

Vice President and Senior Associate

JEANNINE SOMMER

Vice President and Senior Associate

Jeannine Sommer is Vice President and Senior Associate in the New York office of Diversified Search, where she supports the Digital Media, Entertainment, and Sports, and Technology and Innovation practices.

Sommer began her career in executive search in 1995 as a Research Assistant with Bishop Partners. After two years she joined Norman Broadbent International as Director of Research. There she assisted senior management in launching the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice while putting together a research team responsible for a wide variety of database projects.

More recent positions include Senior Vice President of Search Management at Carlsen Resources, where she was responsible for overseeing the search process, as well as managing Carlsen’s clients and candidates; Director of Executive Recruitment for Cablevision Systems, where her responsibilities included executive-level searches for all 26 properties owned and operated by the company; and consulting for ThinkBRQ.

CONTACT

Phone: 718.252.4390

E-Mail: Jeannine.Sommer@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Business Education

Pace University

PRACTICE AREAS

DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

KIM WALKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

KIM WALKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

Kim Walker is a Vice President and Senior Associate with Diversified Search. She has over 16 years of recruiting experience as a multi-industry specialist in the consumer products, industrial, manufacturing, education, life sciences, financial services, and healthcare sectors, and has placed leaders in numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Walker began her search career with Ray & Berndtson Executive Search. She then spent five years in recruitment management with KPMG, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, focusing on critical experienced hire needs. She moved back into retained executive search with A.T. Kearney, and, prior to joining Diversified Search, worked for Carlyle Group and The Dow Group.

CONTACT

Phone: 817.496.3798

E-Mail: Kim.Walker@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Management

Dallas Baptist University

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL

DEVYN E. ZACHARY, ESQ.

Vice President and Senior Associate

DEVYN E. ZACHARY, ESQ.

Vice President and Senior Associate

Devyn Zachary is a Vice President and Senior Associate in the Philadelphia office of Diversified Search, working primarily in the Human Resources Practice. She boasts deep experience in developing and executing search strategies, sourcing and interviewing candidates, referencing, and facilitating the search process. In addition, Zachary calls upon her teacher education background to train and develop the skills of the firm’s researchers and associates, and also serves as a mentor in the internship program.

Prior to joining Diversified, she spent over three years in legal search, principally with Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s largest legal search firm, in both the Washington, DC and Philadelphia offices. As a former practicing attorney and director of recruiting within the Solutions Practice Group of MLA, she provided staffing solutions to law firms and in-house legal departments. An attorney herself, Zachary also assists in General Counsel and other legal searches.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3563

E-Mail: Devyn.Zachary@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor

Widener University of Law

Bachelor of Science - Education

University of Delaware

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS HUMAN RESOURCES

Research Associates

JILL BOCCUTO

Vice President and Director of Research

JILL BOCCUTO

Vice President and Director of Research

Jill Boccuto is the Director of Research at Diversified Search, where she oversees all aspects of the firm’s research functions. Boccuto also serves as a multi-industry specialist for a range of clients, including those in the Life Sciences, Financial Services, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Healthcare sectors. She has vast experience utilizing sophisticated resources and participates in identifying cutting-edge primary and secondary methods in e-research. Boccuto’s participation is integral to the search process, in which she develops unique strategies that have proven to be highly effective in helping identify unknown resources for particularly complex search assignments.

In addition to her research, Boccuto is an active member on a variety of internal practice teams, keeping abreast of pertinent external information utilized in business development activities and candidate selection.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Boccuto served as a research manager at a global boutique search firm focusing on the life sciences, industrial, and chemical industries.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3577

E-Mail: Jill.Boccuto@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Environmental and Business Economics

Rutgers University

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES

NICOLE “COLBY” CASSIDY

Senior Research Associate

NICOLE “COLBY” CASSIDY

Senior Research Associate

Nicole Cassidy joined Diversified Search in January 2012. As a multi-industry Senior Research Associate, she assists both managing directors and associates who are working for a range of clients, and aids in the development of search strategies and candidate identification. She presently works mainly in searches around the financial officers’ function.

She has her certification as a research associate from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3541

E-Mail: Colby.Cassidy@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration

Gwynedd Mercy College

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS

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

LAURA BROWN

Research Associate

LAURA BROWN

Research Associate

Research Associate Laura Brown joined Diversified Search in 2016 and works primarily in the Technology and Telecommunications practice.

Her previous employment experience includes working as a recruiter for the tech startup BlueCart, and serving as a member of the City Year Corps, an education nonprofit that allowed her to provide teaching assistance at two elementary schools in Washington D.C.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3553

E-Mail: Laura.Brown@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology and Rhetoric and Communications

University of Richmond

PRACTICE AREAS

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

NGANIWE “NGANI” NGWIRA

Research Associate

NGANIWE “NGANI” NGWIRA

Research Associate

Nganiwe Ngwira is a Research Associate within Diversified Search’s Healthcare, CIO, and Technology and Innovation practices. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ngwira comes from a multi-national upbringing, having grown up in the United States, Africa, and Europe.

Following college graduation, Ngwira moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked as a Data Entry Clerk at the University of Geneva, and pursued freelance interests in videography. His previous work experience in the United States includes serving as Operations Administrator for STEMconnector.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.517.0073

E-Mail: Nganiwe.Ngwira@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Vanderbilt University

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT HEALTHCARE SERVICES TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Communication

Wittenberg University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

Corporate Staff

MICHAEL CALLAHAN

Director of Communications and Brand Management

MICHAEL CALLAHAN

Director of Communications and Brand Management

As Diversified Search’s first-ever Director of Communications and Brand Management, Michael Callahan is responsible for the internal and external communications, public relations, marketing and events, advertising, and thought leadership of the firm, including oversight of Diversified’s website and social media channels.

Early in his career, Callahan worked as a public relations writer at the Philadelphia Gas Works before spending the next two decades in magazine publishing, most notably as a writer and editor at Hearst and Condé Nast. Before joining Diversified he served as an editorial consultant at ChatterBlast Media, a Philadelphia-based social media marketing firm. He is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine, and his articles have appeared in such magazines as Bloomberg Businessweek, Worth, and Fortune Small Business. He is also the author of two critically-acclaimed books of historical fiction.

Callahan has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at Fordham University and Temple University and has received numerous journalism awards. His work has also been anthologized in The Best American Legal Writing 2009 and Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers (2016).

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3561

E-Mail: Michael.Callahan@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

Temple University

MILLIE FRANCIS

Vice President, Database and Technology

MILLIE FRANCIS

Vice President, Database and Technology

As Vice President, Database and Technology, Millie Francis is responsible for managing all of Diversified Search’s technology infrastructure and data systems.

She has been with the firm for more than a decade. Before that, she spent 13 years working for a variety of executive search agencies, including three years with LexMedia Solutions, are retained executive search firm specializing in media industries. She has also worked as an independent database consultant, and spend years at Smith and Sawyer, a New York-based executive search firm.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3562

E-Mail: Millie.Francis@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Business

Minot State University

LIZ MAGNOTTA

Vice President, Finance

LIZ MAGNOTTA

Vice President, Finance

Liz Magnotta is Diversified’s Vice President-Finance and manages all financial reporting and operations. She handles all of the day-to-day operations for the firm’s nine offices nationwide, including financial reporting, insurance, audit and tax compliances, and accounts receivable and accounts payable functions. She also serves on the firm’s Finance Committee.

Magnotta has over 35 years of financial executive experience, including in not-for-profits, professional services firms, privately held businesses as well as for-profit enterprises. She began her career with the accounting firm Elko, Fischer, McCabe & Rudman, where she served as a Manager in the Accounting and Auditing Division.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3545

E-Mail: Liz.Magnotta@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Drexel University

ANNE RAVERT, ESQ.

Manager, Human Resources

ANNE RAVERT, ESQ.

Manager, Human Resources

Anne Ravert is the Manager, Human Resources at Diversified Search. Prior to joining Diversified in 2017, she served as the human resources manager at both law firm Simon and Simon, and AC Lordi, a consulting firm. Prior, for more than nine years she worked at Campbell Soup Company, where she began as a member of the tax practice, eventually shifting her focus to employment issues, specifically around the issues of employee and executive compensation, the employee stock plan and its structure, and, additionally, communications related to global compensation and talent management.

An active supporter of the arts, Ravert recently completed a term as a member of the Board of Directors of BalletX, the contemporary ballet company in Philadelphia; she has also served as a member of the steering committee of the Crescendo Club, a young friends’ philanthropic arm of the Curtis Institute of Music. She is currently actively involved as chair of the annual fundraiser of The Print Center of Philadelphia, a nonprofit gallery that encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking in contemporary art. Ravert is also an associate producer of Shaking Through, a documentary series produced by Weathervane Music, a nonprofit that supports independent music and the greater Philadelphia recording community.

In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor of business at Drexel University.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3552

E-Mail: Anne.Ravert@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, Dickinson School of Law

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Bucknell University