Dale Jones

Dale Jones, President of Diversified Search, is an experienced and sought-after advisor on leadership issues for Fortune 500 companies.

Previously, he was vice chairman and partner of the CEO and Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles International, where he consulted with corporate boards and CEOs of leading institutions on human capital issues including recruiting, succession planning, corporate governance, compensation and enterprise risk. He also served as one of the firm’s leaders in the Education & Social Enterprise Practice. From 1999 to 2007, he served as managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office, and in 2007, he was named managing partner of the CEO & Board practice in the Americas. Dale originally joined Heidrick & Struggles in 1999, following tenure with another leading search firm.

Prior to entering executive search, Dale held a series of positions with increasing responsibility: executive director of Quest Atlanta; assistant vice president of Charitable Giving at Bank of America; and director of development at Morehouse College. He also served as CEO of a global water initiative that provides clean drinking water to villages in sub-Saharan Africa. Dale has also served as a speaker and participant of the World Economic Forum on Africa and the Corporate Council on Africa.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Morehouse College
  • Graduate studies, Atlanta University Graduate School of Business


  • Northwestern Mutual, Board of Trustees
  • Kohl’s Inc, Board of Directors
  • Salvation Army, National Advisory Board Vice Chairman
  • Princeton University, Advisory Council & Guest Lecturer, Faith and Work Initiative
  • Morehouse College, Board of Trustees
Articles mentioning Dale Jones
High-Profile Executives Join Diversified Search Group: Leaders in Chicago and Washington, D.C. boost firm’s momentum and growth | 07 June 2021
AESC Award of Excellence Winner 2020 : Dale Jones | 18 November 2020
Back to Base : A Leader's Guide To Getting Buy-In | 11 June 2020
Breaking the Silence | 17 April 2020
In Times Like These… | 08 April 2020
Diversified Search Acquires Storbeck Search & Associates | 06 February 2020
At Four Seasons, Diversified founder is on a $100 million roll | 28 October 2019
Victor Arias Joins Diversified Search : Seasoned search executive will co-lead Consumer & Retail Practice, serve as leader of firm’s new Dallas-Fort Worth office | 09 October 2019
Diversified Search Aquires Leading Healthcare Executive Search Firm Grant Cooper : Search firm's second major acquisition in two months | 24 July 2019
Diversified Search Joins Forces with Koya Leadership Partners : Firm will become one of the largest executive search firms in the U.S. | 12 June 2019
AltoPartners and Diversified Search Attend 2019 Special Olympics: Champion Leadership and Inclusion Globally | 15 March 2019
Becoming a Purposeful Board | 27 February 2019
Lack Of Term Limits Hinders Boardroom Diversity | 17 September 2018
Diversity, Done Better - Hunt Scanlon 2018 State of Industry Report | 20 June 2018
Forbes Names Diversified Search / AltoPartners USA one of the Top Five Executive Search Firms in the USA | 10 April 2018
Hire Purpose: 7 Ways To Help Make Your Workplace More Diverse | 13 March 2018
What Every Company Should Ask Prospective Board Members | 17 November 2017