RESEARCHERS

Researchers

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

COREY ALBRIGHT

Senior Research Associate

COREY ALBRIGHT

Senior Research Associate

Corey Albright is the Senior Research Associate, Knowledge Management at Diversified Search, 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’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

LAURA BROWN

Senior Research Associate

LAURA BROWN

Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate Laura Brown joined Diversified Search in 2016 and works primarily in the Innovation and Transformation 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

INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION

COLBY CASSIDY

Senior Research Associate

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.

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

CONNOR GEBHARDT

Senior Research Associate

CONNOR GEBHARDT

Senior Research Associate

Connor Gebhardt is a Senior Research Associate at Diversified Search, working primarily in the Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture Practice. He joined the firm in 2017.

A graduate of Penn State, where he earned his B.A. with a concentration in macroeconomics, money, and banking, he was also an intern at Moorestown, NJ-based A&S Asset Management, where he aggregated economic data for weekly reports, researched IPOs, and assisted in the development of a new marketing program. While a student, he also hosted a regular radio program on The Lion 90.7 FM, the campus student-run radio station.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3558

E-Mail: Connor.Gebhardt@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Pennsylvania State University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

Vanessa DeCollibus is a Research Associate based out of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search, 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

MOIRA GALLAGHER

Research Associate

MOIRA GALLAGHER

Research Associate

Moira Gallagher is a Research Associate in the New York office of Diversified Search. She joined the firm in 2014 and works primarily in the Human Resources and Digital, Media, Entertainment & Sports practices. Prior to this role, Moira served as the Project Director, Office Manager, and as an Executive Assistant for the New York office.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Moira served as an Account Manager on the Speaker Relations team at the Harry Walker Agency, an exclusive speakers’ bureau and lecture agency representing top motivational and keynote speakers. She began her professional career as a Production Coordinator at the Urban Zen Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the iconic fashion designer Donna Karan.

Moira concentrated in Public Policy and American Institutions and graduated from Brown University. During her senior year, she was also named a captain of the Brown University varsity volleyball team.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2592

E-Mail: Moira.Gallagher@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy and American Institutions

Brown University

PRACTICE AREAS

DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS HUMAN RESOURCES

CAITLIN HERING

Research Associate

CAITLIN HERING

Research Associate

Caitlin Hering is a Research Associate at Diversified Search, working primarily in the healthcare sector. She joined the firm in 2018.

Prior to Diversified Search, Hering worked as a commercial associate for The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC, where she helped generate more than $5 million in revenue for the national healthcare consulting firm. While there, she also served as a representative on the company’s partner services culture committee, working on events that promoted team unity and cohesion.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3597

E-Mail: Caitlin.Hering@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Leadership Studies

University of Richmond

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

KELLY KEOUGH

Research Associate

KELLY KEOUGH

Research Associate

Kelly Keough is a Research Associate at Diversified Search, 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: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Latin American Studies

University of Chicago

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY INDUSTRIAL

ERIN KNEELEY

Research Associate

ERIN KNEELEY

Research Associate

Erin Kneeley joined Diversified Search as a Research Associate in 2018, working primarily in searches in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.

While an undergraduate, Kneeley served as chapter president of her sorority, Delta Gamma, and also worked as an intern for Diversified Search in 2016 and 2017. She also worked as an intern for the University of Pennsylvania Press.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3598

E-Mail: Erin.Kneeley@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - English and Leadership

University of Richmond

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

KATRINA LUNA

Research Associate

KATRINA LUNA

Research Associate

Katrina Luna is a Research Associate at Diversified Search, working primarily in the Human Resources practice. She joined the firm in 2017. Prior to this role, she served as the Office Manager for the New York office.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Luna worked as a unit service assistant in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit of Stanford Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. She began her professional career at Stanford University, having worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Biology post-graduation.

Luna concentrated in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. During her time there, she was awarded the Research Mentoring Institute Scholarship, and was also a member of the Society for Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2575

E-Mail: Katrina.Luna@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

University of California, Santa Cruz

PRACTICE AREAS

HUMAN RESOURCES

ARAGLIN MCBREEN

Research Associate

ARAGLIN MCBREEN

Research Associate

Araglin McBreen is a Research Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Diversified Search, 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, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

KRISTEN OLSON

Research Associate

KRISTEN OLSON

Research Associate

Kristen Olson began working with Diversified Search in 2015 as a research consultant, formally joining the firm in 2018. She works mainly in the Human Resources and Digital, Media, Entertainment, and Sports practices.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Olson was most recently a Development Coordinator for the National MS Society. There, she worked to create, manage, and maintain five department websites and mobile applications.

Olson boasts a rich background in the performing arts, having studied both theater and music at Muhlenberg College and physical theater at The Accademia del’Arte. She also holds experience in development, having worked as a fundraising representative with the Metropolitan Opera and as a Development Assistant at Columbia University.

CONTACT

Phone: 646.329.7423

E-Mail: kristen.olson@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Theater and Music

Muhlenberg College

PRACTICE AREAS

HUMAN RESOURCES DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS

JAE ZHONG

Research Associate

JAE ZHONG

Research Associate

Jae Zhong is a Research Associate in the San Francisco office of Diversified Search, where she works primarily in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors.

Prior to joining the search industry in 2018, Zhong worked as a research assistant for the University of California – Davis, first at the Personality and Self-Knowledge Lab, and then in the Translational and Comparative Affective Science Lab and the California National Primate Research Center, where her duties included data analysis, project assistance, and independent academic research. Her work in the Primate Center also included assisting in the exploratory stage of the ZIKA virus project.

As part of her pre-health curriculum, Zhong also served as a clinical intern at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis, California, and before that as a medical intern in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Suqian People’s Hospital in Jiangsu, China.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Jae.Zhong@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Biological Psychology

University of California, Davis

PRACTICE AREAS

LIFE SCIENCES