Ian McCray

Senior Search Associate

Associate, Executive Search, Fundraising and Advancement, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Ian McCray is a Senior Search Associate in Diversified Search Group’s (DSG) Fundraising and Advancement practice.

Prior to his return to DSG, Ian spent over a decade doing development work in nonprofits and higher education institutions. Beginning in 2009, Ian worked for several years at Middlebury College, where he began as Assistant Director of Admissions and ultimately became the Director of Alumni and Parent Programs. Subsequently, he worked in development, overseeing and spearheading major initiatives at prominent Vermont-based institutions as the Director of Development at Shelburne Museum, a Major Gift Officer at Bennington College, the Director of Major Gifts for the University of Vermont’s College of Arts and Sciences, and, most recently, Middlebury once more, where he served as a Senior Gifts Officer since 2019.

Ian gained previous experience in executive search at Korn Ferry in its Healthcare Practice and from 2006 to 2009 as a leader in Diversified Search’s Higher Education and Nonprofit Practice.


BA, History
Middlebury College