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Perhaps no function within corporate management has changed more fundamentally this century than that of Chief Financial Officer. A CFO is still tasked with the classic, primary day-to-day responsibilities of planning, implementing, managing, and controlling the financial activity of an institution. But increasingly, the duties of a CFO are becoming broader, deeper, and ever more critical to the long-term health of the companies and institutions they serve.

Today, the Chief Financial Officer is a true partner of the CEO, a confidante to the Board of Directors or Trustees, and the linchpin for communication to the investment community. Additionally, ever-changing global regulations and challenges mean that CFOs must identify risks and potential strategies before they come to pass.

At Diversified Search Group, our mission is to both understand client financial needs and secure the financial leaders of the future to meet them – whether for a multi-billion-dollar, multi-national corporation, a university, a major healthcare system, or a leading arts and cultural institution.

Elizabeth R. Ewing

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Financial Officers

Liz specializes as a leadership advisor, senior executive search consultant, and executive coach across a diverse client base including Fortune 500, small and medium-sized public and private companies, as well as private equity firms.

James A. Langston

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Financial Officers

Using a consultative approach, insight, and intuition to understand an organization’s dynamics and operating environment, Jim identifies leadership that is best suited to its particular needs.

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