Office: Dallas-Fort Worth

THOMAS BAKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

THOMAS BAKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

Thomas Baker joined Diversified Search as Vice President and Senior Associate in 2019, working primarily in the Industrial practice. 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: 817.302.9336

E-Mail: Thomas.Baker@divsearch.com

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Literary Studies

University of Texas - Dallas

PRACTICE AREAS

INDUSTRIAL

VICTOR ARIAS

Managing Director

VICTOR ARIAS

Managing Director

Victor Arias is a Managing Director at Diversified Search, working primarily in the Board of Directors practice. He is the leader of the firm’s Dallas-Fort Worth office.

Arias joined the firm in 2019 from RSR Partners, where he had been a managing director in the board of directors practice. Prior to his time at RSR, Arias worked at Korn Ferry, where he served as senior client partner in the board of directors practice and global leader of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Previously, he served as both a partner and a co-managing partner of the diversity services practice at Heidrick & Struggles from 2004 to 2007. Arias was also previously a partner at Spencer Stuart.

Arias served on the board of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI) for 15 years, until 2016. He is past president and co-founder of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, a former member of the Notre Dame Institute of Latino Studies board, and a founding board member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association, a membership group of Hispanic corporate directors.

Arias is a trustee emeritus for the Stanford University board of trustees, the current chairman of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, and a prior member of the Stanford GSB Advisory Council. In addition, he serves on the Development Board of the University of Texas El Paso, and is a former White House Fellows Commissioner.

CONTACT

Phone: 972.819.2055

E-Mail: Victor.Arias@divsearch.com

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration

Stanford University

Bachelor of Business Administration

The University of Texas El Paso

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY

CARRIE BAKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

CARRIE BAKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

Carrie Baker is a Vice President and Senior Associate at Diversified Search, working mainly in the Life Sciences Practice. She boasts strong expertise in the talent acquisition process, and has a deep background in both client and project management and global partner support.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 2018, Baker was most recently a Practice Analyst for Korn Ferry International, based in Dallas, Texas. There, she managed both executive search and market intelligence operations, monitored department goals and objectives, contributed to marketing content, and was responsible for global research and knowledge management initiatives within her practice. In 2016, she was recognized by the firm as the Best Research Knowledge Management Team Player in North America.

Baker began her career in the executive search industry as a practice coordinator at EWKP, previously Ray and Berndston/A.T. Kearney Executive Search, in Fort Worth. While there she served in the key role of coordinating data, strategy, research, and daily operations of the life sciences recruitment team.

CONTACT

Phone: 817.913.0441

E-Mail: Carrie.Baker@divsearch.com

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

EDUCATION

Marketing Studies

Murray State University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES