We’re deliberately different—and always have been.

We put our clients first and are committed to helping them realize their PURPOSE, achieve PROGRESS, and drive PERFORMANCE.

We diversify leadership to achieve greater impact across all industries and sectors

Since 1974, Diversified Search Group has led the shift to redefine success in executive search by building a more innovative and impactful business model. Our approach has earned distinction, with recognition as a top-10 search firm and as the fastest-growing company in the executive search sector by Forbes magazine.

We help you forge a new path and cultivate new leadership for your changing world.

We’re different – and always have been.

Mission & Vision

Purpose, Progress, and Performance are our pillars of success. The only major woman-founded search firm in the U.S., our quest has always been to identify the best leaders for the future.

Our Purpose Drives Us: We align our mission, vision, values, and culture to our belief that the right leader in the right place can transform an organization. We are driven by our purpose to cultivate new leadership for your changing world – and we are unmatched in our ability to build excellent and diverse candidate pools in all industries and sectors.

Our Progress Is Our Building Block: We boast a modern, innovative, and unique operating model that liberates from convention, increases opportunity, builds morale, and redefines careers. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are embedded in our DNA and date back to our beginnings as a search firm dedicated to achieving more opportunities for candidates from historically excluded backgrounds.

Our Performance Is Unmatched: With an unparalleled track record of success in executive search and a strong focus on impact, results, consistency, and stakeholder value, our performance in executive search – across all industries and sectors – stands out. We consistently source the widest pools of talent to ensure that the richest and deepest mix of candidates is available to our clients.

At a Glance

48+

years of identifying transformational leaders for the future

14+

offices nationwide – globally we serve clients in more than 30 countries 

180+

experienced consultants with deep expertise across all sectors and functions

Our Approach

Diversified Search Group is one of the fastest-growing executive search firms in the world. We’ve forged a new path in identifying and recruiting transformative leaders for the future.

Our firm has deep expertise through a combination of specialized brands. Together, we harness our resources to access more diverse and exceptional talent.

  • Diversified Search: C-suite and corporate board leadership
  • Alta Associates: cybersecurity, data privacy, and IT risk management
  • BioQuest: life sciences, including medical device, biotech, diagnostics, digital health, and pharma

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A founding hallmark of our firm has been the focus and intentionality of creating an environment of inclusion, not only through the search process, but throughout our entire organization. Our long-term commitment to equity and our investment in the success of our placements throughout their careers allow us to excel in identifying leaders of lasting impact.

Recognized by Forbes as one of the top ten executive search firms in the country for four consecutive years and identified as among the “best equipped to win the talent war.”

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Our executive search experts are ready to work with you on your search and consulting needs.

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