Diverse research group expands nonprofit practice

October 15, 2021 – Diversified Search Group (DSG) is growing with the addition of Kim Dukes as Managing Director of its nonprofit practice. Ms. Dukes brings to the role 25 years of experience building balanced talent pools to drive better placement results for organizations in the not-for-profit sector, the firm said. “Kim’s arrival in the team is timely,” said Katie Bouton, President of DSG. “Joining our resources with Kim’s as we continue to fight for equal opportunity and accuracy of representation in the nonprofit world brings us much closer to achieving tangible systemic change.” in the industry and beyond. “

Ms. Dukes joins DSG from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she served as a Diversity and Inclusion Talent Strategist. There, she designed and implemented strategic recruitment programs focused on expanding diversity and inclusion in hiring procedures. Ms. Dukes was also the co-founder and Managing Director of DSP Executive Search, a veteran-owned diversity search firm, where she focused on helping clients fill recruiting gaps and reinvent their business. way of looking at the hiring process. Over the past 15 years, she has trained countless national and global talent acquisition teams on Diversity Recruiting. Additionally, she facilitated discussions about race and racism across social hotspots during the pandemic.

“The legacy and commitment to inclusion that Diversified Search Group has always brought to executive recruiting has never been greater than it is today,” said Ms. Dukes. “I am delighted and honored to join this firm and look forward to bringing my expertise in strategic recruitment for diversity to continue improving our clients’ leadership teams. “

Ms. Dukes was named 2014 Volunteer of the Year by the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), received the Strong Women Strong Girls’ Spark Award and recently won the Frank X. McCarthy Diversity Champion Award from NEHRA. She graduated from the Black Executive Leadership Program at McKinsey Academy.

Diversified Search Group is a family of recruitment firms serving specialized sectors. The firm was founded nearly five decades ago by Judith M. von Seldeneck for the express purpose of placing diverse candidates in client organizations. It is today the largest company owned and founded in the United States in the executive search industry.

Recent growth

In June, DSG appointed Aileen K. Alexander to the newly created role as vice president and head of the firm’s global corporate practice group. “Aileen Alexander is an innovator,” said Ms. von Seldeneck. “His exceptional experience and industry knowledge will significantly contribute not only to our rapidly growing business, but also to our clients as we cultivate new leadership for a changing world. Ms. Alexander joins the firm from Korn Ferry, where she co-founded and co-led the firm’s global cybersecurity practice and was a managing and managing partner in its Philadelphia office, where the Diversified Search Group is headquartered.

“Our business is – and always has been – focused on building authentic and lasting relationships with leaders,” said Dale E. Jones, CEO. “Aileen’s reputation as an industry leader who puts people first will help us drive even greater collective impact for our customers. We are delighted that she has chosen Diversified Search Group to help continue our mission of shaping the recruiting industry for the next generation of leaders.

Diverse Research Group Adds Veteran Recruitment Leader as CEO

The diverse research group has grown with the addition of Amy Shea, a seasoned talent strategist and career coach, as general manager of the nonprofit practice. “I am honored to have worked with Amy as a client and employee at Koya Partners, as a career coach for over a decade serving nonprofit clients across the country, and now as a as a member of DSG, ”Katie said. Bouton, president of Diversified Search Group. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have his expertise and dedication to cultivating new leadership for a changing world. “

Diversified Search also recently added three CEOs – Steve Edwards, Robin Goolsbee and David Kuguru – to its burgeoning nonprofit, business and life science practices. Following accelerated demand for new leaders in the wake of the pandemic, the research firm says it has seen a 30% increase in business and market growth across all industries. Mr. Edwards joins the firm’s Chicago-based nonprofit and connected leadership practices. Prior to joining the Diversified Search Group, Mr. Edwards served as Content Director for WBEZ Chicago Public Media, Chicago’s NPR News station. Ms. Goolsbee joins the corporate and life sciences practices, also based in Chicago. For the past eight years, Ms. Goolsbee has served as Senior Director at Business Talent Group, the largest network of independent consultants in the United States. with T-Mobile / Sprint, as Internet of Things sales manager.

Earlier this year, the company added seasoned research executive Margaret Resce Milkint as managing director and head of its global insurance practice in Chicago. “Margaret brings not only a wealth of experience, but so much more,” Mr. Jones said. “His strategic thinking, unparalleled market knowledge and emotional intelligence will be invaluable assets as we recruit and place tomorrow’s leaders in the healthcare and insurance fields.

“As a strong advocate for women in business since the firm’s founding, I am always delighted to welcome an exceptional and accomplished woman to our company,” said Ms. von Seldeneck. “Margaret’s key leadership skills and experience – and her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which mirror ours – will be invaluable. “

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor-in-chief; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor-in-Chief – Hunt Scanlon Media