Practice Area: Technology

AILEEN ALEXANDER

Vice Chair

AILEEN ALEXANDER

Vice Chair

Aileen Alexander is the Vice Chair of Diversified Search Group, the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world.   She leads the firm’s Global Corporate practice which advises clients across the Consumer, Financial Services, Industrial, Life Sciences, and Technology industries, including Private Equity.  Aileen is a member of DSG’s Management Committee and a Global Board Member of AltoPartners, the firm’s international alliance.

Based in Philadelphia, Alexander is a recognized leader in the executive search and talent management industry, having led C-Suite and Board level searches from large, global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies.  She leverages her expertise in technology, cybersecurity, risk management, leadership, and succession planning to enable clients to achieve their purpose and strategic priorities.  Alexander is committed to ensuring client service that is creative, nimble, responsive, and centered on people first and building diverse teams that drive innovation, growth, and inclusive cultures.

Prior to joining DSG, Alexander was a Managing Partner at Korn Ferry where she co-Launched and co-led the firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice.  She had leadership responsibilities for Philadelphia and was also a member of the Technology Officers and Aerospace and Defense practices. She entered the industry with Heidrick & Struggles, in their Washington, DC office.

Before embarking on her career in executive search, Alexander worked in international security and defense policy at the Department of Defense and U.S. House of Representatives.  She is also a military veteran, having served as a Captain in the U.S. Army.

CONTACT

E-Mail: Aileen.Alexander@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Masters of Public Policy

Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

Bachelor of Arts

The Johns Hopkins University

PRACTICE AREAS

LIFE SCIENCES ENERGY TECHNOLOGY FINANCIAL SERVICES PRIVATE EQUITY CONSUMER AND RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & SPORTS

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Partner and Practice Leader, Board of Directors

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Partner and Practice Leader, Board of Directors

The leader of Diversified Search Group’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

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Sociology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & SPORTS EDUCATION ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY LIFE SCIENCES

JUDY BOREHAM

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Human Resources

JUDY BOREHAM

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Human Resources

Judy Boreham is a Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Human Resources at Diversified Search Group, 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 Lidl.

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, & SPORTS EDUCATION ENERGY HEALTHCARE SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES

DANIELLE COPPOLA

Senior Associate and Vice President

DANIELLE COPPOLA

Senior Associate and Vice President

Danielle Coppola is the Senior Associate and Vice President for the Corporate Practice and is based in the New York office.

Coppola began her career in fully retained executive search in 2001 as the Director of Customer Care with Carlsen Resources, Inc.  From there, she rose in the company throughout her tenure.  She became the Vice President of Client and Candidate Relations, where she was responsible for helping to facilitate the overall search process and placing candidates in various senior leadership positions within the cable, broadband and telecommunications industries.

Prior to her move into executive search, Coppola served as the Assistant Director of Student Services for Brooklyn Law School.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2577

E-Mail: danielle.coppola@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

BA, English

Brooklyn College

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

MACLEAN CRAIG

Managing Associate

MACLEAN CRAIG

Managing Associate

MacLean “Mac” Craig is a Managing Associate based in the New York office of Diversified Search Group, working primarily in the technology sector.

Craig’s career in search began at Coleman Research Group in New York, where he worked as a Research Associate and Recruiting Associate in the firm’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice. There, he performed primary research services for various institutional clients, including over 200 hedge funds, private equity firms, and management consulting firms.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 2019, Craig worked as a Consultant in the technology practice at Marlin Hawk. There, he managed full life-cycle recruitment and market intelligence projects for a variety of Fortune 500 clients in all industries, with a focus on the information technology function.

Prior to his time at Marlin Hawk, Craig worked as a Senior Analyst and Global Knowledge Manager in the technology practice at Korn Ferry, where he supported a team of 93 senior associates, senior client partners, principals, and managing directors on various strategic initiatives, research needs, and business development efforts.

CONTACT

Phone: 646.329.7426

E-Mail: Maclean.Craig@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

City University of New York – Hunter College

PRACTICE AREAS

DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & SPORTS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (CIO/IT) TECHNOLOGY

KYLE ELLIOTT

Senior Associate

KYLE ELLIOTT

Senior Associate

Kyle is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Practice group at Diversified Search Group. He earned a BA in Business from Temple University in 2015 and has been in the Talent Management space since then. He focuses his time consulting with executives helping them with their next career growth move. Kyle enjoys the talent space and has attended numerous Executive Talent functions over the past couple of years to continuously learn about new market trends.

CONTACT

E-Mail: kyle.elliott@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

BA, Business and Management

Temple University

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

HUGO FUEGLEIN

Managing Director

HUGO FUEGLEIN

Managing Director

Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search Group’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

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (CIO/IT) CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

SANDRA GOLDMAN

Managing Associate

SANDRA GOLDMAN

Managing Associate

Sandra Goldman is Managing Associate of Diversified Search Group. 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 ENERGY INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

ROBIN GOOLSBEE

Managing Director

ROBIN GOOLSBEE

Managing Director

Robin Goolsbee is a Managing Director in the Corporate and Life Sciences Practices of Diversified Search Group. She is based in Chicago. As a trusted advisor and consultant to her clients, Robin identifies and recruits leaders to C-suite and other senior-level roles across all functional areas. In addition to corporate and life science clients, Robin also focuses on professional services. Her experience in this realm spans nearly two decades.

Robin began her career in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group in their Boston and London offices where she served consumer goods and industrial firms. Later, at McKinsey & Company in Chicago, she served retail, consumer goods and media and education clients as an Engagement Manager.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, she served as a Senior Principal at Business Talent Group. Now, a Heidrick & Struggles subsidiary, Business Talent Group is the leading provider of on-demand consultants and experts. While at BTG, she scoped and sold consulting projects and curated consulting talent from BTG’s network of 15,000 independent consultants. Her clients were Fortune 500 firms, leading professional services firms, and Private Equity portfolio companies. Her work included placing C-level executives in interim roles as well.

Robin is also a skilled business development executive. Earlier in her career, Robin served as Director of Business Development at MTV International. She then worked as an Assistant VP of Business Development at UNext, a corporate training and MBA-education provider offering courses in partnership with Stanford Business School, Columbia Business School, The London School of Economics, University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business and Carnegie Mellon.

Robin has served on a number of civic boards including the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital and spends her time with her husband and three children.

CONTACT

Phone: 773-412-8201

E-Mail: robin.goolsbee@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration

Harvard Business School

Yale University

Bachelor of Arts - History

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & SPORTS ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES HEALTHCARE SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES PRIVATE EQUITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

DAVID KUGURU

Managing Director

DAVID KUGURU

Managing Director

David Kuguru is a Managing Director in the Corporate and Technology Practice with Diversified Search Group based in the Washington DC office.

With a 20+ year global career, Kuguru has worked in entrepreneurial startups, the corporate world and strategic consulting. His seasoned experience with global teams includes hiring executives, managing matrix teams, assessing market strategy and partnering with C-level decision-makers in Fortune 500s and global multinationals. Additionally, Kuguru has worked on digital solutions such as IoT Innovation, Mobile Payments and Telco technologies that impact the Future-of-Work and Tech-for-Good. Moreover, he has worked in numerous corporate organizational structures, go-to-market strategies and operating models. The confluence of Kuguru’s industry and advisory experience will provide unique insight and diverse perspective in the search for new strategic leaders in our changing world.

Whether working for or partnering with, Kuguru has experience with 30+ global corporations and institutions such as Sprint/T-Mobile, Dimension Data (NTT), PepsiCo, International Finance Corporation, Arizona State University, Vodafone and the United Nations (UN). He has held prior roles with progressive leadership responsibility including Global Client Partner, Head of Sales, Strategic Advisor and Director. Furthermore, Kuguru has lived and worked in multiple global cities such as Johannesburg, New York and Washington DC.

CONTACT

Phone: 202.313.8316

E-Mail: David.Kuguru@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, DC

EDUCATION

Master of Arts - Liberal Arts

University of Pennsylvania

Masters of Business Administration - Global Economic Development

Eastern University

Master of Science - Biology

Messiah College

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (CIO/IT) NONPROFIT AND ARTS & CULTURE TECHNOLOGY

JAMES A. LANGSTON

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Financial Officers

JAMES A. LANGSTON

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Financial Officers

Jim Langston is Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Financial Officers at Diversified Search Group. 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.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3594

E-Mail: Jim.Langston@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance and Accounting

Drexel University

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & SPORTS EDUCATION ENERGY FINANCIAL OFFICERS FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY TECHNOLOGY

TONY LENG

Managing Director and Practice Leader, Digital Transformation and CIO/IT Officers

TONY LENG

Managing Director and Practice Leader, Digital Transformation and CIO/IT Officers

Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search Group and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO/IT Officers practices from the San Francisco office. Previously a Managing Partner of Hodge Partners, Leng has conducted 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 Axalta; CommonSpirit Health; Blue Shield of California; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Delta Dental; Esurance; Herbalife Nutrition; GI Partners; Kaiser Permanente; Novant Health; PG&E; Polycom; Sutter; Symmetricom; TE Connectivity; Trive Capital and Wellmark.

Prior to joining the executive search field, Leng served as a board member of three public companies and was the CEO of a $600 million public company. Prior to that, he ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users. While there, he was founder and chairman of its ISP and a board member of its two-million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary.

Leng leverages his operating experience from being a CEO, his financial background as a CPA and CA, and his technical knowledge from work 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 at tonyleng.com.
For the past 17 years, Leng has also facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum, a monthly venue where CDO’s, CIOs and CTOs discuss topics of strategic relevance, learn, network, and seek peer group input on a confidential basis. Participating companies in the Forum have included Ancestry, Blue Shield, Bank of the West, Blackrock, CitiGroup, Clifbar, Clorox, Cost Plus, Databricks, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Dolby, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Juul, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, Lumentum, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Recology, Red Hat, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, SFO, Uber, VMWare, Williams-Sonoma, Workday and Zendesk, 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

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (CIO/IT) CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & SPORTS EDUCATION ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY

LAUREN E. SMITH

Managing Director

LAUREN E. SMITH

Managing Director

Lauren Smith is a Managing Director in the Miami office of Diversified Search Group. 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. A Governance Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), she is the President of the Florida Chapter and is 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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO HUMAN RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

JEANNINE SOMMER

Managing Associate & VP Search Operations & Quality

JEANNINE SOMMER

Managing Associate & VP Search Operations & Quality

Jeannine Sommer is Managing Associate and Vice President, Search Operations & Quality for the Global Corporate practice.

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, & SPORTS TECHNOLOGY