David Kuguru

Managing Director

Financial Services, Managing Directors, Private Equity, Technology

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, David has lived and worked in multiple global cities such as Johannesburg, New York, and Washington DC.


MA, Liberal Arts
University of Pennsylvania