Forbes Names Diversified Search / AltoPartners USA one of the Top Five Executive Search Firms in the USA

April 10, 2018
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Magazine surveyed more than 30,000 recruiters to craft second annual ranking

Diversified Search was named one of the top five executive search firms in the country on Monday 9 April 2018, the result of an exhaustive research survey conducted by Statista, Inc. to determine the firms that, in the words of Forbes, “are best equipped to win the talent war.”

It is the second year that Forbes and Statista have teamed up to determine the annual ranking of the nation’s 250 best recruiting firms specializing in positions with base salaries of at least $100,000. Diversified Search has placed fifth in this year’s ranking.

“We are honored to be listed in the top five on this list from one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious business magazines,” said Diversified Search President and CEO Dale E. Jones. “This is just more validation that our mission of advancing leaders and transforming organizations is being noticed and appreciated both by our clients and the general marketplace for search.”

To determine the list, Statista surveyed 30,000 recruiters and 4,500 job candidates and human resource managers who worked with recruitment agencies over the last three years, asking them to nominate their top partners in search. More than 14,500 nominations were collected; individual firms were not allowed to nominate themselves for consideration.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Statista Inc. is a global market research firm that specializes in statistics and business intelligence, with additional offices in New York and London. To see the entire Forbes ranking of the top 250 executive search firms for 2018, click here:


Headquartered in Philadelphia, Diversified Search is the largest female-owned and founded firm in the search industry. The firm has offices in nine U.S. cities and is the exclusive U.S. partner of AltoPartners, an international alliance of 58 independent executive search firms that spans 36 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.