Jim Langston is a Managing Director and Leader, Financial Officer Practice with Diversified Search. After beginning his career in Public Accounting, Jim spent eight years with Prudential Financial in audit, finance and treasury operations. He later founded a consultancy providing succession and estate plans for business owners and high net worth individuals and families. His Executive Search career began in 1995 with an at-that-time boutique firm – now Kenexa (NYSE: IBM) – and Jim was instrumental in starting their retained Financial Officers Practice. He was later a Managing Director with both Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry, continuing to focus on Financial Officer searches. Although his business has often focused on Fortune 1000 clients, working at the Director, VP and C-suite levels, he also works with early stage and venture backed organizations on a global basis to identify and recruit world class management talent.
Today, Jim’s success is built on his varied and unique business experience, using a consultative approach, insight and intuition to understand an organization’s dynamics and operating environment, he identifies leadership that is best suited to their particular needs. Having built management teams for both domestic and international clients, he has been retained by such premier global clients as Genworth Financial, IMS Health, Sun Life Financial, Cisco, AmeriHealth Caritas, EMC, Saint Gobain, Ascension Health, Drexel University, and Cigna.
EducationBBA, Finance and Accounting, Drexel University Certified Public Accountant