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Amy Shea, Veteran Talent Strategist and Career Coach, Joins Diversified Search Group

PHILADELPHIA – Amy Shea, a veteran talent strategist and career coach, joined the Diversified Search Group (DSG) as a Managing Director in the Nonprofit Practice, effective June 15, 2021. She is based out of Southern California.

Shea joins DSG as an accomplished search leader and career coach with over 15 years of experience building and managing client relationships, overseeing full life-cycle search processes, and coaching executives through career transitions. She has partnered closely with boards of directors and senior leaders in the nonprofit, for-profit, and social impact sectors, nationwide. Most recently, Shea served as a Managing Consultant at Korn Ferry, where she worked with nonprofits, associations, and educational institutions to place senior-level executives and emerging leaders.

Before joining Korn Ferry, Shea served as an executive recruiter and career coach for Koya Partners, guiding senior leaders in transforming their careers. Shea launched and led all aspects of the Career Services program and coached and inspired individuals on various career services topics to feel empowered and invested in achieving career goals.

“I am honored to have worked with Amy as a client, and an employee at Koya Partners, in her capacity as a career coach for over a decade serving nonprofit clients around the country, and now as part of DSG,” said Katie Bouton, President of Diversified Search Group. “We could not be more thrilled to have her expertise and her dedication to cultivating new leadership for a changing world.”

Upon joining the firm, Shea said, “The core values of Diversified Search Group inspire me. I am honored and energized to be joining a purposeful, innovative, and diverse firm. DSG allows me to continue to follow my passion of serving as a resource for mission-driven clients and individuals, guiding and advising them in cultivating their purpose. I look forward to contributing to DSG’s evolution and growth by supporting leaders in an ever-changing world, where social change and business are in harmony.”

Before joining the executive search field, Amy served as the Associate Director of Recruitment and Selection at The Broad Center, where she recruited executive leadership talent nationwide to become the next generation of urban school district leaders. She also served as Senior Recruiter at Bain & Company. Shea spent several years overseeing and increasing awareness of internship programs at both Boston University and Emerson College as well as counseling students and alumni. She began her career in media relations at Citigate Cunningham where she successfully managed national media relations and strategic communications programs for major high-tech and consumer companies.


Diversified Search Group (DSG) is the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world and is a new model in the industry with a combination of specialty firms: Diversified Search, BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper, and Storbeck Search. With their collective resources and expertise, leveraging deep and broad industry knowledge with unparalleled access to expansive candidate networks, the firms collaborate across sectors to access diverse talent whose values align with their clients’ purpose, producing among the best rates in the industry for placements of women and people of color, repeat clients, and candidate retention. Headquartered in Philadelphia, DSG operates in over a dozen cities across the country and worldwide as the official U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of executive search firms with 63 offices in 36 countries around the world. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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