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It is paramount for CEOs to think toward the future with agility and humility. A resilient and forward-thinking CEO can take a company to unparalleled heights.

Our firm’s guiding mantra is, “We believe that great leadership transforms people, organizations, and the world.” This belief guides us through every step of the process as we place trailblazers in the executive suites of the world’s most admired organizations.

We identify leaders with courage and vision. Leaders who have the strength of their own convictions and an open mind to new ideas and new ways of operating.

Our search process is comprehensive and relentless. We are determined to place CEOs who are committed to making a lasting impact. As masters of purpose-driven leadership, we are not only looking for someone to lead an organization, but we see the bigger picture — that we are changing people’s lives, both atop the company and throughout communities. It is a mission we take seriously and one that fills us with pride when we see what our leaders go on to do for their respective organizations.

Aileen K. Alexander

CEO, Diversified Search Group and Leader, CEO Practice

As CEO, Aileen provides oversight and management of the company. She 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. 

Alison P. Ranney

Managing Partner and Partner-In-Charge, Chicago

Alison Ranney specializes in leading CEO, President, Executive Director, and other senior executive searches for mission-driven clients across the country and around the world. She also leads the Chicago Office and serves on the firm-wide Executive Committee of the Diversified Search Group.

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