RESEARCHERS

Researchers

THOMAS BAKER

Senior Research Associate

THOMAS BAKER

Senior Research Associate

Thomas Baker joined Diversified Search Groupin 2019, working primarily in the Life Sciences and Industrial practices. He boasts two decades of experience in executive search and talent acquisition.

 

Before joining Diversified Search, Baker was a Managing Associate in the Industrial practice at Korn Ferry. There, he was responsible for full life-cycle recruitment and served as a Subject Matter Specialist in their Chemical and Materials Sector (which included refining, chemicals, performance materials, paper and packaging, and construction materials). Prior to Baker’s time at Korn Ferry, he spent over ten years as a Dallas-based Executive Search Consultant within Russell Reynolds Associates’ Global Chemical and Process Industries practice. He focused primarily on the execution of general management, manufacturing operations, and research and development assignments.

 

Baker began his executive search career with Ray & Berndtson.  His search experience included work in a variety of functions and diverse industries such as medical devices, consumer products, and technology.  He began his career with IBM in their Marketing and Service Operations.

 

CONTACT

Phone: 469.729.7800

E-Mail: Thomas.Baker@divsearch.com

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Literary Studies

University of Texas - Dallas

PRACTICE AREAS

INDUSTRIAL

JILL BOCCUTO

Vice President, Search Operations & Quality

JILL BOCCUTO

Vice President, Search Operations & Quality

Jill Boccuto is the Vice President, Search Operations & Quality at Diversified Search Group, 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

COREY ALBRIGHT

Vice President, Business Intelligence and Insights

COREY ALBRIGHT

Vice President, Business Intelligence and Insights

Corey Albright is a Vice President, Business Intelligence and Insights with Diversified Search Group, having rejoined the firm in 2019. He works mainly in the CEO and Board Practice, supporting all aspects of the search process, including: drafting position specifications; developing search strategy; conducting market and candidate research development; creating candidate reports and assessments; and creating other custom client deliverables.

Albright originally came to Diversified Search in 2017. Most recently, he worked as a Senior Governance Research Analyst for MSCI, an investment research firm based out of New York City. There, he was responsible for researching and rating the corporate governance policies/structures of publicly-traded companies; helping institutional investors identify potential governance risks within their investment portfolios.

Previously, Albright spent several years as a corporate governance research analyst for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), based in Washington, D.C. At NACD, he conducted research on corporate governance matters; managed and led the production of NACD’s research deliverables including publications, corporate governance surveys, custom board and governance bench-marking projects for Fortune 1000 clients.

 

CONTACT

Phone: 202.263.9696

E-Mail: Corey.Albright@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

MA, International Commerce & Policy

George Mason University

BS, Economics

University of Tampa

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO

DAWN BIGGINS

Senior Research Associate

DAWN BIGGINS

Senior Research Associate

Dawn Biggins is a Senior Research Associate in Diversified Search Group’s Atlanta Office, where she works in the Board of Directors and CEO practices.

Prior to joining Diversified in 2015, Biggins was a Career Advisor for the City of Atlanta’s Workforce Development Agency. She has also served as a Research Associate with the United Negro College Fund.

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

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

COLBY CASSIDY

Senior Research Associate

COLBY CASSIDY

Senior Research Associate

Nicole Cassidy joined Diversified Search Group 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.

Colby 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

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Senior Research Associate

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Senior Research Associate

Vanessa DeCollibus is a Senior Research Associate based out of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search Group, working primarily in the Life Science Practice. Prior to joining Diversified in 2015, she worked as a Business Development Coordinator for the Max Borges Agency, a public relations firm, where she targeted potential consumer and enterprise tech clients. She began her professional career with The Beacon Council, a not-for-profit economic development organization, where she assisted the Research Department with the analyzation of local community trends, economic indicators, and impact studies for Miami-Dade County.

A Miami native, DeCollibus grew up in both Miami and Buenos Aires and is fluent in Spanish.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.974.9573

E-Mail: Vanessa.DeCollibus@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

Florida International University

Masters of Public Administration, Community Development

Florida International University

PRACTICE AREAS

LIFE SCIENCES

KELLY KEOUGH

Senior Research Associate

KELLY KEOUGH

Senior Research Associate

Kelly Keough is a Senior Research Associate at Diversified Search Group, joining the firm in 2018. She works primarily in the consumer and retail, energy and natural resources, and industrial sectors.

Keough boasts a deep knowledge of Latin America. She studied in Bolivia and has written extensively on Latin American business, politics, and culture. A native Spanish speaker, she also has broad experience as translator and served as an intern for the America Society/Council of the Americas, where she prepared policy briefs for the senior director as well as providing logistical support and event planning assistance for various programs and forums.

CONTACT

Phone: 646.329.7425

E-Mail: Kelly.Keough@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, DC

EDUCATION

Latin American Studies

University of Chicago

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY INDUSTRIAL

JACK MARSHALL

Senior Research Associate

JACK MARSHALL

Senior Research Associate

Jack Marshall is a Senior Research Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Diversified Search Group, working in the Corporate Practice. He joined the firm in 2021.

While completing his undergraduate studies, Marshall began his search career with JM Search. There, he learned Encore, Pitchbook, and LinkedIn Recruiter tools to assist with research for executive level searches. In addition, he found himself giving back to the High Point community as a “big brother” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

A Philadelphia native, Marshall is a loyal Philly sports fan, and enjoys spending his weekends down the shore.

CONTACT

Phone: 610.724.9647

E-Mail: Jack.Marshall@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, DC

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration

High Point University

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & SPORTS FINANCIAL SERVICES ENERGY HUMAN RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL NONPROFIT AND ARTS & CULTURE PRIVATE EQUITY TECHNOLOGY

ARAGLIN MCBREEN

Senior Research Associate

ARAGLIN MCBREEN

Senior Research Associate

Araglin McBreen is a Senior Research Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Diversified Search Group, working primarily in the Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture Practice. She joined the firm in 2019.

While completing her undergraduate studies, McBreen began her search career with the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). There, she used various recruiting tools to assist with executive level searches for high-profile companies such as WeWork, Microsoft, and Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition, she served as the advisor to the Taylor Bend YMCA Leaders Club, a program which aims to develop the leadership abilities in teens through service to the YMCA and the community.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.296.6676

E-Mail: araglin.mcbreen@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, DC

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Environmental Biology

Christopher Newport University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION