Office: Atlanta

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

Euris E. Belle is a Managing Director in the Atlanta office of Diversified Search Group. She has conducted senior-level searches for both public and private colleges and universities (including majority institutions, HBCUs, and HSIs), foundations, and a wide range of not-for-profit organizations. Among her placements are presidents, chancellors, provosts/chief academic officers, chief diversity officers, and deans, as well as CEOs, presidents, and executive directors of not-for-profits. Additionally, Belle partners with corporate clients primarily in the area of diversity recruitment.

Before joining Diversified, Belle was a principal at Hodge Partners, Heidrick & Struggles, and CEO of Innovative Search Group. She began her career in management information consulting.

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 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (CIO/IT) EDUCATION

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

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Partner and Practice Leader, Board of Directors

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Partner and Practice Leader, Board of Directors

Veronica is the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search and leads the Board of Directors Practice. She has extensive experience in the field of executive search as an active member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Financial Services Industry practices.

Prior to joining Diversified Search Group, Veronica served as Managing Partner of the Atlanta office of Hodge Partners. She also served as Senior Partner and Chair of the Board of Directors Practice at Heidrick & Struggles International.

Veronica served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Presidential Personnel under William Jefferson Clinton. During her service to the White House, Veronica was responsible for selecting and hiring all political appointees within the federal government. In this role, 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.

Veronica chaired the Czech Slovak American Enterprise Fund and upon her retirement, received a Points of Light award from President George H. W. Bush for her leadership.

Veronica served as Vice Chair of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

Veronica’s background includes 20 years’ experience with NationsBank (now Bank of America) and its predecessor, The Citizens and Southern National Bank. She retired as one of the highest-ranking women in the banking industry, serving as Executive Vice President for Human Resources.

Veronica serves on the Southwest Airlines Board of Directors and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Avnet, Inc. She has been recognized by the Board of Directors Network (BDN) for her advocacy of women on corporate boards. She has also been named as one of the Top 100 Directors in the U.S. by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

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

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Sociology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO FINANCIAL SERVICES

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

Based in Atlanta, Neysa Dillon Brown is a Managing Director in Diversified Search Group’s Healthcare Services and Education, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Nonprofit practices.

Her track record of placing outstanding and impactful executive leaders stems from her diverse leadership experience with several leading healthcare and nonprofit organizations. Her focus has been on partnering with hospitals and healthcare systems on talent acquisition, executive and diversity recruitment, organizational assessments, and pipeline development.

Throughout her 15 years in the executive search industry, Dillon-Brown has worked with a wide array of organizations, including nonprofit associations, academic medical centers, and some of the country’s largest healthcare systems, to secure C-Suite leadership. Prior to her career in executive search, her previous positions included Director of Education at the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Equity. At the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Health Science Center of Brooklyn she served in several leadership positions, including as Assistant Provost for Student Affairs.

She is often asked to speak on approaches to developing diverse teams, as well as the value of diversity. She is also Diversified Search Group’s steering committee representative for the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), a national organization promoting diversity and inclusion on corporate boards.

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

EDUCATION HEALTHCARE SERVICES

ALLEN CHAN

Managing Director

ALLEN CHAN

Managing Director

Allen Chan is a Managing Director at Diversified Search Group working primarily in the Board practice. Allen brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the firm and joined Diversified Search Group after serving as the executive director of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program (2012-2020). Under Allen’s leadership, the program became one of the country’s preeminent undergraduate leadership programs. He has worked in a range of entrepreneurial, educational, corporate, and consulting organizations, including Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he conducted and led studies for large corporations in strategy, operations, and business process re-design.

In addition to his work in the Board practice, Allen provides leadership advisory services – such as Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Assessment and Strategy, CEO/Board Alignment, and Board Effectiveness and Governance.

Allen serves on the Boards of Morehouse College, Atlanta Life Insurance Company and The Salvation Army National Advisory Board. He was previously involved with a number of Atlanta-based organizations, including the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, Families First, and Imagine It! Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

 

CONTACT

E-Mail: Allen.Chan@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration

Stanford University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Texas A&M

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TOM FITCH, PHD

Managing Director

TOM FITCH, PHD

Managing Director

Tom Fitch is a Managing Director at Storbeck Search, part of Diversified Search Group. With more than 25 years of recruiting and search experience, Fitch brings to every client relationship sound judgment, credibility, and a focus on partnership with institutional leaders and search committees. He understands the essential leadership qualities necessary in different environments as well as the strategies for completing successful searches in today’s increasingly complex and globally interconnected world.

Prior to joining Storbeck as a Partner, Fitch served for seven years as Vice President and Senior Consultant at Academic Search, Inc.. His recent placements have included senior-level administrators at institutions ranging broadly from small liberal arts colleges to large private universities, and at public institutions both small and large.

Over his career he has held a variety of positions in both higher education and corporate recruiting. Starting his career in student affairs, Fitch held positions including Dean of Students at large public and small private institutions, including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Mercer University, The Atlanta College of Art, and the University of Georgia, where he also served on the faculty. He led the recruiting efforts of two Fortune 500 corporations, Georgia-Pacific and AT&T Wireless, and also held the position of Director of Recruiting for Emory University.

CONTACT

Phone: 484.263.5959

E-Mail: t.fitch@storbecksearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Ph.D. - Student Affairs Administration

University of Georgia

M.Ed - Counselor Education

University of Virginia

Bachelors of Science - Social Studies, Secondary Education

University of Virginia

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

MARTHA C. HAUSER

Managing Director

MARTHA C. HAUSER

Managing Director

Martha C. Hauser is a Managing Director with Diversified Search Group, specializing in our Healthcare department. 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

KEVIN B. KELLY

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Industrial

KEVIN B. KELLY

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Industrial

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 Group, 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

CARLA Y. LOGAN

Managing Associate

CARLA Y. LOGAN

Managing Associate

Carla Logan has more than 30 years of experience in executive search. She currently serves as the Managing Associate of the Board of Directors practice and is a member of the Corporate Sector group based in Atlanta.

As a Managing Associate, Carla collaborates with members of the search team on search strategy development and direct candidate recruitment.

Carla also contributes to business development by providing detailed market analysis and company information utilizing various internal and external resources.

Previously, Carla was with Heidrick & Struggles International as a Senior Associate for 12 years. Prior to that, she was the Project Manager for a boutique research firm, Innovative Search LLC, where she was responsible for business development, client management, and candidate development.

Carla began her career executing C-suite search assignments for Fortune 500 corporations with Egon Zehnder International, one of the leading executive search firms in the nation.

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 HEALTHCARE SERVICES

NISHANT MEHTA

Managing Director

NISHANT MEHTA

Managing Director

Nishant Mehta is a Managing Director for Diversified Search Group, joining DSG firm Storbeck Search & Associates in 2020. He serves as head of the firm’s Secondary Schools practice, recruiting transformational leadership for public, private, and mission-driven schools across the U.S. In addition to his search work, Mehta also offers strategy and DEI consulting as well as leadership coaching.

Prior to entering the search industry, Mehta worked as the Head of School at The Children’s School (TCS), a private academy for children spanning pre-nursery to eighth grade, which was lauded in 2017 as a “model to follow” for innovation by NAIS’s Independent School magazine. Among his many achievements during his seven years at TCS, Mehta oversaw the addition of the seventh and eighth grades, two strategic plans, the development of a master plan and capital campaign for operations and future growth, the addition of competitive sports programs and a school mascot, and the increase of racial, gender, and socioeconomic diversity of the student body. He also increased racial diversity among faculty and staff to 25 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

Mehta has almost 20 years of hands-on experience in the primary and independent school field. He began his career in academia serving for five years as International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, as well as a teacher, at St. Alcuin Montessori in Dallas. He subsequently served as a humanities teacher at The Allen-Stevenson School in New York before taking the role as Assistant Head of School and Middle School Head at Alexandria Country Day School in Alexandria, VA.

He currently serves on the advisory boards of the Alliance Theater at the Woodruff and the Children’s Museum, both in Atlanta, and on the boards of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) in Washington, D.C., and the Asheville School in Asheville, NC. He is a former board member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE), where he served as Board Chair.

CONTACT

Phone: 703.343.6362

E-Mail: n.mehta@storbecksearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Arts – Private School Leadership

Teachers College, Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy

Washington University, St. Louis

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

KARA TEISING

Managing Director

KARA TEISING

Managing Director

Kara Teising is a Managing Director at Koya Partners, part of Diversified Search Group. She has over 18 years of dedicated experience in the mission-driven executive search space. Based in Nashville, her expertise lies in leading searches for C-Suite and executive-level roles in senior leadership, development, marketing, communications, and program for nonprofits, private foundations, corporate foundations, and mission-driven private sector companies.

She has experience recruiting for a broad range of clients and has earned the respect of numerous notable national and international organizations working to affect positive change including American Rivers, Outdoor Industry Association, BoardSource, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Make-A-Wish®, and the Volgenau Foundation.

Teising joined Koya from the executive recruiting firm DHR International/Jobplex, where she served as a Partner.  She has also served as Partner and Nonprofit Practice Lead of ThinkingAhead Executive Search.

Earlier in her career, Teising spent six-award winning years as a salesperson and sales manager with Southwestern Advantage, the parent company of ThinkingAhead.

Actively involved in her Nashville community, Kara is an alumnus of the Young Leaders Council and a past Board member of the Nashville Repertory Theatre (formerly the Tennessee Repertory Theatre).

CONTACT

Phone: 629.802.3928

E-Mail: kteising@koyapartners.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

BS - Speech Communication, Conflict Resolution

James Madison University

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY NONPROFIT AND ARTS & CULTURE