John Mestepey

Managing Director and Managing Partner, Miami

Board of Directors, CEO/President/Executive Director/Head of School, Financial Officers, Managing Directors

John Mestepey serves as Managing Director and the Managing Partner of the Miami Office at Diversified Search Group. Mentioned as one of the top 250 executive search professionals in the U.S. in “The New Career Makers,” Mestepey has focused his practice on key management assignments at the Board of Directors, CEO, COO, and CFO levels across many industries, including the restaurant, retail, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, higher education, travel and leisure, technology, and biopharmaceutical sectors, among others.

Earlier, he ran the Miami Office of Edward Kelley & Partners, and for 19 years was the Managing Director of the Miami Office of A.T. Kearney Executive Search. Mestepey began his career in recruiting with AETNA Life & Casualty, where he was Director of Recruiting. He later co-led the in-house executive search firm, Career Development Corporation, at Lincoln National.

Following university, Mestepey was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served a tour in Vietnam, where he was a rifle platoon and rifle company commander. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

John is a trustee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Orange Bowl Committee.


BS, Psychology
Loyola-Marymount University